Man hit, killed by train in Edmonds


EDMONDS, Wash. - A man is dead after being struck by a train in Edmonds near the ferry terminal, halting ferry traffic for hours.

According to Edmonds police, at 7:25 a.m., witnesses reported seeing a man standing on the railroad tracks north of Main Street and the ferry terminal in downtown Edmonds.

  The witnesses said that as a northbound train approached the area where the man was standing, the train operators started sounding the horn repeatedly to warn him.

 The man did not move and was struck by the train. 

 The train had activated its emergency brakes came to a stop about 750 feet north of Main Street, blocking the road leading to the ferry dock. 

 Edmonds police officers, traffic investigators and detectives are investigating. 

 The Edmonds-Kingston ferry route was out of service until 12:05 p.m. when it resumed from Edmonds and the 12:50 p.m. from Kingston.

The victim has not been identified.