Camas man struck, killed by BNSF train

Police say 68-year-old man found dead beside railroad tracks near 200 block of Southeast Garfield Street in Camas

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A Google map shows the railroad tracks that run past Southeast Garfield Street and across the Washougal River Railroad Bridge in southeast Camas. Camas police say a 68-year-old Camas man was struck and killed by a westbound BNSF train around 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (Screenshot by Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

A Camas man struck by a BNSF Railway train has died.

Camas police responded Tuesday morning to a call for an individual hit by a train near the 200 block of Southeast Garfield Street in Camas.

In a news release, Camas police said they found the 68-year-old Camas resident lying next to the railroad tracks. The man, later identified as Randle Leon Sedlak-Ford Jr., died at the scene.

“The initial cause of death appears to be injuries sustained from contact with a westbound train,” police reported, adding that they believe the death was a result of suicide. 

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office, Camas Police Department and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe officials are investigating the death.