Amtrak train kills woman on tracks in Washington

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A northbound Amtrak train has struck and killed a woman on the tracks at Nisqually, Wash., about 25 miles south of Tacoma.

Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer tells The News Tribune that detectives believe the 28-year-old woman's death was a suicide.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the fatality occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. He says it's the fifth fatality this month on BNSF tracks in the Puget Sound area.

Amtrak spokeswoman Danelle Hunter says the train was bound from Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, British Columbia, with a stop in Seattle.