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Pedestrian Killed By Commuter Train

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File photo of passengers boarding a train. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

File photo of passengers boarding a train. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Kent, Wash., say a pedestrian has been killed by a Sounder commuter train.

Commander Pat Lowery says it appears the 46-year-old Kent man stepped into the path of the approaching train about 5:30 p.m. Thursday as it reached a railroad crossing in the south Seattle suburb.

The man’s name was not immediately available. He was declared dead at the scene.

Lowery says warning gates and audible warning signals were working properly.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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