Body of Camas man discovered near train tracks

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The body of a Camas man was found near the railroad tracks in Camas last weekend.

According to a press release issued just after 3 p.m. today by the Camas Police Department, the man has been identified as 22-year-old Sami Nesta-Serrano.

According to BNSF Railways spokesman Gus Melonas, at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, 911 officials called on Camas fire and police and BNSF Railway to respond to the tracks near Sixth Avenue and Franklin Street, near the Washougal River.

The body of a 22-year-old Camas man was found Sunday morning near railroad tracks that run along the Washougal River.

Sami Nesta-Serrano’s body was discovered at about 6:15 a.m. when workers on a pair of trains traveling in opposite directions spotted and confirmed a man’s body was lying to the right of the tracks. The cause of death is still pending an examination by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Camas Police Department released the man’s name Monday.

Camas fire and police and BNSF Railway responded to the tracks near Sixth Avenue and Franklin Street, close to the Washougal River.

“We are investigating,” said Gus Melonas, a BNSF spokesman. “All indicators point to it being a train. It was believed to be a westbound train.”

It’s unclear when, exactly, Nesta-Serrano was struck.

The area where his body was discovered is popular among fishermen.

About 30 trains cross the Washougal River Bridge each day, Melonas said. “All railroad property is no trespassing,” he added.

BNSF is monitoring the area today “to make sure no one else was injured during this unfortunate fatality situation,” Melonas said.