Medical Examiner identifies woman hit, killed by Amtrak train

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday identified the woman killed Wednesday night when she was hit by an Amtrak train near Woodland.

Amanda Duarte, 24, of Vancouver was walking on the south side of the bridge near Lancaster Road around 8:20 p.m. when she was hit.

Duarte was possibly fishing with a man on the bridge, said Sgt. Fred Neiman, with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The man jumped off the bridge into the water and was uninjured, Neiman said.

The area around the bridge has no-trespassing signs to warn of high-speed trains. It has a long history of fatalities, according to Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy of Clark County Fire & Rescue.