September 1, 2009 in City

BNSF train strikes, kills man in Spokane Valley

Staff reports

Spokane Valley police are investigating the death of a 38-year-old man who was struck by a train early this morning along the BNSF Railway line in the vicinity of Park Road and Trent Avenue.

Sgt. Dave Reagan, spokesman for the police, said the man was carrying a grocery bag containing beer when he was struck by a westbound freight train about 12:40 a.m.

Witnesses reported that the man did not react to the approach of the train, Reagan said. An autopsy was expected later today.

There are eight comments on this story. Click here to view comments >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email