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Woman fatally struck by train in Tacoma

Woman fatally struck by freight train in Tacoma

A woman was fatally struck by a freight train on the tracks near Dock Street and East 15th Street in Tacoma early Friday. The accident scene extended to the 11th Street bridge.
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A woman was fatally struck by a freight train on the tracks near Dock Street and East 15th Street in Tacoma early Friday. The accident scene extended to the 11th Street bridge.

A woman was killed early Friday after she was struck by a freight train in Tacoma.

It’s unclear what she was doing on the train tracks near Dock Street and East 15th Street.

The woman has not been identified.

Police said the incident happened about 12:45 a.m.

The train was heading from Portland to Seattle, a Burlington Northern Sante Fe spokesman said.

Train traffic was stopped for several hours but has since resumed.

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