Man struck by Amtrak train dies of injuries

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Associated Press

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Whatcom County, Wash., medical examiner's office says a man struck by an Amtrak train in the Bellingham area has died of his injuries.

The Bellingham Herald (http://is.gd/HHbMiI ) says the medical examiner reports the 34-year-old man died Tuesday.

Police believe the man climbed over a chain-link fence Sunday and walked toward an oncoming northbound train. Officers say the man waved and smiled at the conductor before leaning his head forward into the train's path.

The medical examiner says the man had a long history of mental illness. His death was ruled a suicide.

Train passengers were bused to Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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