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Man dies after getting struck by train near downtown Spokane

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018

A man was killed Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 after getting struck by a train on the edge of downtown Spokane. Emergency crews were called to tracks near Third Avenue and Sunset Boulevard just before 7:30 p.m., said Spokane police Officer Nick Briggs. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)
A man was killed Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 after getting struck by a train on the edge of downtown Spokane. Emergency crews were called to tracks near Third Avenue and Sunset Boulevard just before 7:30 p.m., said Spokane police Officer Nick Briggs. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)

A man was killed Tuesday after getting struck by a train on the edge of downtown Spokane.

Emergency crews were called to tracks near Third Avenue and Sunset Boulevard just before 7:30 p.m., said Spokane police Officer Nick Briggs.

The man who was struck was rushed to a hospital where he later died, Briggs said. He was not a railroad employee, and it wasn’t immediately clear why he was on the tracks.

Major Crimes detectives are investigating.

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