Man hit, killed by train in Kent

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Witnesses to a deadly Amtrak collision said a pedestrian walked right around the lowered traffic control arms into the path of the oncoming train.

KENT, Wash. - Witnesses to a deadly Amtrak collision said a pedestrian walked right around the lowered traffic control arms into the path of the oncoming train.

The man was killed about 2:20 p.m. Sunday at First Avenue South and West Titus Street in Kent.

A woman who lives near the area told us people often bypass the gates because they either stay down too long or not long enough. 

She said that creates confusion and frustration, leading some people to take chances they shouldn't.

“It’s really sad. It's happened multiple times. Something needs to be done,” said neighbor Loni Edwards.

Police said the dead man was a senior citizen.  His name has not been released.

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