Man struck, killed by train while posing for picture


AUBURN, Wash. - A 42-year-old man died Saturday after he was hit by an Amtrak train in Auburn, fire officials said.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. near C Street Southwest and Eighth Street.

According to the Auburn Fire Department, the man’s girlfriend was taking pictures of him sitting on the rails when an Amtrak Cascades Train struck the man, who was from Las Vegas.

The train was coming from Portland and was heading to Seattle.

Authorities closed the tracks to investigate the incident.

There were 130 people on board the train. No one was hurt.

The passengers and crew members were loaded on buses to continue their journey.