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Train death ruled suicide

Train death ruled suicide

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

FERNDALE, Wash. – Police have identified the man who died after being hit by a train in Ferndale Monday evening.

Forty-nine-year-old Robert Tripp lived in the 2000 block of Washington Street in Ferndale.

The Whatcom County Medical Examiner says he died shortly after impact and ruled it a suicide.

Bill Hatchett with Ferndale Police says multiple witness accounts show he had time to move out of the way of the train.

 

He says there shouldn’t be any safety concerns, as the incident didn’t happen at a railroad crossing.

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