The Seattle Times reports that a 15-year-old boy was hit and killed instantly by an Amtrak train at a pedestrian crossing in Centralia. The boy was riding his bicycle along with another boy on Saturday afternoon around 4:30 pm when the train accident happened. The other boy was following and was not injured. The accident occurred in the 600 block of South Tower Avenue.
The Amtrak train was traveling from Portland to Bellingham. The train was delayed for about 90 minutes after the accident. The Seattle Times article said that Centralia police are investigating.
This is the second time that the Bellingham-Portland Amtrak has hit and killed a bicyclist in the past two months and one of more than a dozen pedestrians killed by a train in Washington State this year. Read Bellingham to Portland Amtrak train kills female cyclist.