PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man has died after he was struck by a railroad train in Pendleton.
Angel Murillo, 24, of Pendleton, died in the Tuesday morning accident.
The East Oregonian reports Murillo was a cowboy and worked at a western store as a hat shaper and saddle maker. He was originally from White Salmon, Washington.
Pendleton police Lt. Tony Nelson said the fatal accident occurred about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. Nelson says the engineer placed the 136-car train into emergency stop mode when they spotted a person lying between the rails.
But he says the train could not stop before striking Murillo.
Police are calling the case an accident.