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Saturday, October 11, 2014

71 year old man latest casualty of light rail

Awful lot of fatalities lately on the Max system
Joe N. Hill, 71, had left his sister's home just 20 minutes earlier for his nightly walk in the neighborhood before police say he was struck and killed by a MAX light-rail train Friday night near East Burnside Street and 160th Avenue.

"I saw his body laying behind the train, wrapped in a tarp it looked like,'' she said. "I'm still trying to process this. I'm still in shock. I'm still shaking... Why? Why Lord?''

"Apparently it ran all the way over him,'' she said. "I think he just didn't get across in time. I don't know.''

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