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SEATTLE — A Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spokesman says a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Tacoma.

Spokesman Gus Melonas says the man used a BNSF maintenance crossing to enter the train line Tuesday before he was struck by a south-bound Amtrak train around 3 p.m.

Tuesday's death is the 19th death on BSNF train lines so far this year in Washington. Melonas says the people who have died were trespassing. He urges the public to be cautious around railways.

Melonas said the BNSF main line was closed until 4:30 p.m. The closure delayed four trains.

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