Man Fatally Injured in Train Accident near 104th Street Northeast
MARYSVILLE, WA (September 25, 2018) – A man was killed in a oil train collision on State Street, early Tuesday morning. The deceased victim’s name and place of residence were not immediately released to the public, pending notification of next of kin.
According to troopers with the Washington State Patrol, the incident occurred around 2:30 AM near 104th Street Northeast.
As per police reports, the driver of the car was heading south on the 8900 block of State Street when he left the roadway, crossed 60-70 feet of grass, and crashed into the side of a northbound oil train. The impact of the collision caused the vehicle to be lodged into the train, resulting in it being dragged for about 15 blocks until it came loose near 104th Street.
The conductor of the locomotive was alerted about the collision by a sensor on the train. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene to find the damaged car near the stopped train. The unidentified driver suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet determined what caused the driver to leave the road and crash into the train.
No further details have been disclosed, as the investigation continues.
We at Sweet Law Group offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the driver killed in this tragic incident. May he rest in peace.
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