Man killed by train in Wapato

Man killed by train in Wapato

WAPATO, Wash. -- Police confirm a man died Monday afternoon after being hit by a train on the tracks between Track and Jones Roads in Wapato.

Police told Action News the 19-year-old man was found underneath the train. It was stopped on Highway 97 for most of the afternoon.

A spokesperson for the railroad says the man was trespassing and the crew used the emergency brakes and the horn to try and avoid him.