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Man Dies After His Car is Hit by a Train in SODO

Detectives are investigating a fatality collision in which a car was struck by a train in SODO Friday evening.

Witnesses began calling 911 around 5:45 p.m. when a car  was struck by a train just West of 3 Ave South on South Holgate Street. Witnesses stated the victim drove around a lineup of cars stopped for the railroad crossing arms and lights. Witnesses said the victim drove into the oncoming lanes and was crossing the tracks when the car was hit by the northbound train.

Firefighters extricated the man from the car who later died as a result of his injuries.

Traffic Collision detectives will be investigating the incident. Officers are collecting witness statements and making contact with train conductor.

Officers will be forced to close South Holgate Street west of 3 Ave South for an extended duration during the investigation. All are advised to seek alternate routes in the area.