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3rd man killed in the train wreck was convicted sex offender

SEATTLE – Authorities have identified the third person killed in the deadly Amtrak derailment outside of Seattle as a man under federal supervision for a child pornography conviction.

The Pierce County coroner’s office said Wednesday that Benjamin Gran, 40, of Auburn, Washington, died of multiple traumatic injuries in the train wreck on Monday.

Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the us attorney’s office in Seattle, said the public prosecutor was notified Wednesday of grandmother’s death. Gran had been condemned to a life of freedom under supervision after a felony conviction for child pornography.

Gran had pleaded guilty and served two years in prison before his release in 2015. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

Gran died on the first trip of a faster route between Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

The authorities investigate the wreck and have said that the train is 80 km / h in a 30 km / h zone, derailed south of Seattle and the toppling of a number of cars on the Interstate 5 below.

Dozens of others were injured, some seriously.

Also killed in the train derailment were Jim Hamre, 61, and Zack Willhoite, 35. Hamre and Willhoite died of severe brain and skull injury from a blunt impact on the train.

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