Man found dead on train tracks in Bellevue

Posted at 4:27 PM, Nov 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-27 18:28:30-05

Update: Union Pacific says train operations along the stretch of track, called the Fall City subdivision, until the scene is processed and it safe for train to resume moving through the area. In a statement, Union Pacific says they,"extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim." 

They add: "This incident serves as an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of being on or near railroad tracks and trains. Trespassing on railroad property is not only illegal, it is dangerous and can be deadly. Union Pacific has an ongoing focus on public safety with a program called UP CARES (Crossing Accident Reduction Education and Safety) specifically devoted to educating the public about how to behave safely around railroad tracks." 

Original Story: A man was found dead on the west set of train tracks on Chandler Road in Bellevue Sunday morning. 

An engineer traveling on a Northbound train spotted the body and contacted law enforcement around 10:45 a.m.

Bellevue PD says the victim is a 45-year-old Hispanic male. His name has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. 

Bellevue PD is working with Union Pacific Railroad Police to determine what happened. At this time, no foul play is suspected, and the incident is still under investigation.