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January 5, 2011 at 3:46 PM

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Man dies two months after being struck by train in Seattle

Posted by John de Leon

-- From Time staff reporter Sara Jean Green:

A British Columbia man who was struck by a train two months ago in Seattle has died from his injuries.

Ronald Dunkley, 32, of Langley, B.C., died from multiple blunt-force injuries at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center on Monday, the King County Medical Examiner's Office reported Wednesday. His death was ruled an accident.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, someone called 911 to report that a pedestrian had been hit by a train, police said at the time. Investigators determined that a northbound locomotive was stopped on the westernmost set of railroad tracks, blocking the intersection of Elliott Avenue and Clay Street.

Dunkley apparently tried to cross the railroad tracks by crawling under one of the stopped train cars, according to police. When he stepped out from under the stopped car, he walked into the path of a southbound locomotive and was struck.

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