SEATTLE—We now know more about a man hit by a train and killed Saturday evening in Seattle's Carkeek Park.
His name is Shawn Clark, 25 years old, father of two, friend to many. All of whom are feeling the pain of loss.
Including his adoptive brother.
Joseph Clark attended a candlelight vigil Sunday night and says; "This means a lot for our family. We all miss Shawn very much. This is very shock to us."
Earlier Sunday, less than 24 hours after Clark's death a group of kids, some who were there last night, return to the spot where he died. Their pain and grief and loss very difficult to handle.
Friend Melissa Stringer says; "Shawn was an amazing guy. He was always full of life, laughing all the time and doing crazy stuff with us. He's my brother and I can't believe he's gone."
They say the tracks at Carkeek Park is a regular gathering place. They've hung out there for years in spite of the danger and the risk of arrest.
Saturday night about 8:45 the danger proved all too real and deadly.
Antonio Porter was a good friend and says; "There was a train coming from one direction and another one coming from another direction. They seen one but they didn't see the other. Everybody else in the group got clear, except for my friend Shawn and he got clipped by the train and it was just too much trauma and he died."
A single flower in Clark's memory was placed along the tracks where so many good times, they say, turned bad.
A friend who calls himself "Obadiah" says; "Homie got hit by the train and that's an automatic loss you there's not much we can do he's in a better place."
Late Sunday afternoon Seattle Police were called to the park to keep kids off the tracks. They know it is dangerous but accept the risk.
Porter says; "I've known him since we were in foster care with him so you know what we do is what we do. We lost a real good person, a real good man."
Shawn is survived by his adoptive parents, many adoptive brothers and two young daughters of his own age six and two.