Coroner identifies Tri-Cities man who died while crossing Pasco train tracks

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UPDATE at 1:00 p.m. on May 17: The Franklin County Coroner has identified the man who died Sunday after attempting to cross Pasco train tracks as 40-year-old Nathan Murphy. Officials say his next of kin has been notified and that he was a resident of the Tri-Cities area.

The breaking news story has been left unaltered from its original publishing.

PASCO, Wash. — Pasco Police Department (PPD) says a man has died after attempting to cross the train tracks in east Pasco on Sunday morning.

PPD was dispatched to the area of South 4th Avenue and the Ainsworth Overpass around 10:27 a.m. on May 15th.

Officials say the train honked at the man and hit the brakes, but there wasn’t enough time to stop.

The man was deceased when PPD arrived on scene. Officials are still working to identify the man and haven’t been able to pin-point an age range at this time.

According to PPD, the speed limit for the train in the area is 25 miles per hour.

Officials are still investigating the incident.

This is a breaking news incident. This article will be updated as details become available.


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