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BNSF train strikes, kills man in Spokane Valley

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.

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