Man hit and killed by train in Cowlitz County

first_imgA man was hit and killed Tuesday morning by a freight train on a bridge over the Toutle River about 18 miles north of Longview, officials said.A southbound Union Pacific freight train heading from Tacoma to Portland hit an adult male who was trespassing on the bridge just before 9 a.m., said Gus Melonas, BNSF Railway spokesman.It was a confirmed fatality, he said.Cowlitz County and BNSF officials are investigating.The track was closed until 10:45 a.m. delaying seven trains, including four freight trains and two Amtrak passenger trains.This was the fourth fatality on BNSF tracks this year, Melonas said.last_img read more