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2 people fatally hit by Sounder trains, another possibly hit

SUMNER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say two pedestrians were struck and killed by Sound Transit trains in separate incidents in Sumner and Kent, and a third person may have been hit in Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports a train headed from Lakewood to Seattle hit a person around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pierce County. Sound Transit says the train was shut down during investigation, and approximately seven trains behind it were delayed.

Spokeswoman Rachelle Cunningham says a second person was fatally struck by a train in Kent that was headed to Seattle from Tacoma around 5 p.m. Some later trains were canceled Tuesday evening.

Officials have not yet released further information about the people struck or the circumstances of their deaths.

A third person may have been hit Tuesday morning by a Sounder train, but officials are still determining whether the person was struck. Cunningham says the person was standing “very close” to the tracks near Carkeek Park when a train coming into Seattle from Everett passed by and he lost his footing and hit his head on the ground.

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