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Train vs Pedestrian Fatal Collision

Press Release
On July 2, 2017 at approximately 12:04pm,
Skamania County Deputies as well as Skamania County EMS responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a train at or near milepost 40, State Route 14.
On arrival Deputies found the body of a 16- year old female, Skamania County resident, lying on the north side of the railroad tracks, deceased. The information obtained through our investigation revealed the deceased was walking westbound along the north side of the tracks. She was struck by an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train. It appears she may have been distracted by the use of an electronic device and headphones.
Pat Bond
Skamania County Sheriff’s Office