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Pedestrian dies after being hit by MAX train in Beaverton

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

A pedestrian died after being hit by a MAX train in Beaverton on Monday morning.

Police said the pedestrian was 21 years old and was hit by a westbound train at a marked crossing at Southwest Baseline Road and 175th Avenue at around 9:30 a.m. 

TriMet reported that the train operator attempted to stop when the pedestrian was spotted, but it was too late. 

Investigators said the victim had waited for an eastbound train to pass, but then walked onto the westbound tracks in front of an oncoming train. 

Officers described it as a tragic accident. 

Baseline was shut down from 173rd to 178th Avenue for the investigation. 

Shuttle buses were dispatched for passengers between Merlo/Southwest 158th Avenue and Willow Creek. TriMet users were advised to expect delays. 

The pedestrian's name was not immediately released Monday. 

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