Crime

Woman killed by train in Tacoma is identified

A woman hit and killed by a train Friday near Tacoma’s Old Town has been identified as a 28-year-old Tacoma resident.

Pierce County medical examiner said the woman killed was Alexandria Lewis.

Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool referred detailed questions to Burlington Northern Railway police, but said the incident was reported about 3:20 p.m.

Reportedly, the woman crossed one set of tracks at the intersection of McCarver Street and Ruston Way and was hit by a train traveling on the second set of tracks.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said Monday that the train that had cleared was a BNSF freight train, but the train that hit Lewis was an Amtrak train.

The incident comes almost a year after 31-year-old Cale Tyler was killed by an Amtrak train at the same location.

Staff writer Kenny Ocker contributed to this report.

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