A man struck by a freight train north of Felida early Tuesday morning later died at the hospital, officials said.
Firefighters responded to the incident at Northwest Krieger Road near 179th Street, between Felida and Ridgefield. It was reported at about 7:30 a.m.
A man in his 30s was sitting on the tracks when the northbound train approached and tried to brake, Clark County Fire & Rescue Spokesman Tim Dawdy said. The freight train didn’t stop in time, however, and the man was struck and thrown 60 feet down an embankment.
Firefighters found the man in critical condition, Dawdy said, and he was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The man later died at the hospital, BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said.