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Police investigating after man hit by train in Spokane Valley

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Police, sheriff's deputies, firefighters and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad police were investigating a crash involving a train and a pedestrian Saturday afternoon in Spokane Valley.

The call came in around 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Trent and Vista. Fire crews report an adult man was struck by a train, but were unable to determine an age of the man. Rick Freier with the Spokane Valley Fire Department told KHQ that it is early on in the investigation, but said they found a skateboard and headphones near the crash site.

Roads in the area were blocked, and railroad traffic was halted, for several hours while investigators worked. Both the railroad tracks and roads in the area were back open by Saturday evening.

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