Woodburn woman killed in crash with Amtrak train

Driver killed in collision with Amtrak train

HUBBARD, Ore. – A woman  was killed Wednesday night after she drove her Chevy truck onto railroad lines and was hit by a southbound Amtrak train, according to the Marion County sheriff's office.

She was identified Thursday as Natalia Molodih, 76, of Woodburn.  

"The Sheriff's Office does not believe it will ever be able to determine why Ms. Molodih collided with the train and have no evidence to support that the crash is anything more than a tragic accident," read a prepared statement.

Nobody else was in the truck.

The collision was in a private driveway in the 18000 block of Highway 99E, directly west of Blackberry Lane Northeast. The intersection is controlled by a stop sign.

The Amtrak train was southbound from Seattle heading to Eugene with 48 passengers. The track speed for the area is 79 miles per hour.

One passenger was transported from the train with minor injuries to a local hospital. The train continued to its destination after a delay of more than two hours.

Traffic on Highway 99E was not affected. 

 

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