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Woman Hit by Sounder Train, Dies in Puyallup

A woman was walking north at 15th Street Southeast and East Pioneer Avenue when she was struck by a Sounder train on Wednesday. Her identity remains unknown.

A woman was killed by a Sound Transit train Wednesday evening in Puyallup, according to the Puyallup Police Department.

Officers from the Puyallup Police Department and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the train-pedestrian collision at 15th St. Southeast and E. Pioneer at 6:30 p.m.

Patch has confirmed that the woman is Jade Rae Williams.

She was struck in the crossing by a southbound Sound Transit train. Upon arrival, officers located the unknown female subject deceased at the scene.  

The Sound Transit train with approximately 250 passengers on board had stopped just south of the 15th Street Southeast crossing. The Puyallup Police Department Major Collision Response Team (MCRT) responded to the scene and is investigating the incident along with Sound Transit Police and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Police.  

The preliminary investigation indicates the woman walked across the train tracks in front of the train and made no attempt to avoid the train.  All railroad crossing warning devices appear to have been in working order at the crossing.  

tammy williams March 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM
The time it took to bring Jade home was not just because of money, it was all the legal paperwork it takes to get this done from one state to another, finding a funeral home . It was over a week after her death that we found out she had died. We had to notify family members, work on the legal part before we could do anything. As everything else in life this too was a process....
denise March 20, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Tammy my phone got turned off...I have a couple things for the boy that were Jades....put an email address up for me so I can get in touch again and send those out...glad she's home....rest in peace girl
denise March 20, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Denise.kelly72@Gmail.com I have one thing for each of the boys.....they were their mothers just want to get them to you....I will call from work
heather Johnson strum March 22, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Jade was the other half of my broken soul.... tammy please call me.... 614 214 2717
brian ball May 02, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Sorry for your lose Tammy. This is Brian ball. She was loved and will be missed. i just found out about this. I googled her name and this is what came up. R.I.P Jade.

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