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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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