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PENDLETON, OR (AP) — An Oregon man has died after he was struck by a railroad train in Pendleton.

24-year-old Angel Murillo 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.


Information from: East Oregonian,

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