Death of JBLM soldier hit by train investigated as suicide

The death of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who died Thursday after he was hit by a train is being investigated as a suicide, DuPont police said Friday.

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hit the man about 10 a.m. when he was on the tracks roughly 2 miles south of an area called Solo Point along the water near DuPont.

Police Chief Bob Sheehan said the death of the Army member is being investigated as a likely suicide.

The name of the man killed was not released. His body is in military custody, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office.

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