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Medical examiner: motorist hit by commuter train in Puyallup killed herself


TACOMA, Washington — The Pierce County Medical Examiner's office says a 77-year-old woman who parked her pickup truck on train tracks in Puyallup Thursday killed herself.

The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/iSSSdz ) that woman died after a northbound commuter train struck her vehicle.

Police say the woman drove around crossing gates and stopped on the tracks at about 5:15 p.m.

She was the only one in the vehicle. No other injuries were reported.

The train was headed from Tacoma to Seattle.

Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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