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Snohomish area teen struck by train near Arlington dies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date 05/09/2015
CONTACT: Lt. Todd Swenson Snohomish County Sheriff, Media Line: 425-249-6263
Silvana, WA.. – A Snohomish area teen was struck by train near Arlington and died of her injuries.
At approximately 3:15 PM on May 09, 2015 a Snohomish area teen (17) was killed on a BNSF train trestle over the Stillaguamish River near Arlington, WA. The girl was with two of her friend at a popular swimming area near the tracks in an unincorporated area named Silvana. The three teens went out onto the trestle. The victim’s male friend jumped from the trestle into the water before the train arrived. The two girls were on the trestle as the train approached and attempted to get off one end before the train arrived. The victim’s female friend was able to get to one side of the trestle as the train passed but the victim was not able to get out of the way and was struck and killed. The train was a North bound freight train.
Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and are investigating.