Man dead after getting hit by Seattle Monorail while spray-painting graffiti


Police are investigating after the Seattle Center Monorail hit and killed a 14-year-old boy Sunday night after he was seen spray-painting graffiti on an adjacent building.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Denny Way when officers started to receive reports of an unresponsive man.

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The monorail runs above the street between Westlake Center and Seattle Center.

Seattle Fire Department personnel attempted life-saving measures, but the teenager succumbed to his injuries.

Police said video footage of the scene showed the 14-year-old spray-painting a building close to the track before being hit.

Detectives and the King County Medical Examiner arrived on the scene to investigate the incident.

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