Woman killed by commuter train in Seattle

Published:

 

SEATTLE (AP) -- A railway spokesman says a young woman has been struck and killed by a Sounder commuter train in south Seattle.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said the train's crew members blew the whistle and applied the emergency brake Monday evening but were unable to stop before hitting the 21-year-old woman. She was not immediately identified.

The train was traveling from Seattle to Tacoma. Melonas says the woman was not at a crossing.

The rail line was shut down for about two hours.