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Man Struck By Train in Kennewick Dies

Pedestrian struck by train at Edison crossing dies (KNDU-TV)
Pedestrian struck by train at Edison crossing dies (KNDU-TV)

An update on the man who was struck by the train in Kennewick early this morning.

Around 5am, Edison Street was closed both ways, blocked by a freight train at the crossing just North of Kamiakin High school, after a man walking on the tracks was apparently struck by the train.

He was taken to TRIOS ER in serious condition, some reports indicated he was unresponsive. Officials had said he might be flown to Harborview, but just after 11:30am officials released new information indicating the man has died.

His identity has been reported at 30-year-old Travis Lepoidevan. hometown not listed. He apparently did not respond to horns and warnings from the 60-car train,which was eastbound coming into Kennewick.

More details are expected soon.

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