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Pedestrian dies after getting hit by Amtrak train in Woodburn

Witnesses say the person ignored crossing arms and crossed the tracks.
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FILE - This May 13, 2013 file photo shows an Amtrak Cities Sprinter Locomotive in Sacramento, Calif. The Supreme Court will consider whether Amtrak can partner with a government agency to create rules that other private railroads must follow. The justices agreed Monday to hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that said Congress unconstitutionally gave regulatory power to the passenger railroad company. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

WOODBURN, Ore. — A pedestrian was killed Thursday night after getting hit by an Amtrak train in Woodburn, according to Woodburn Police. 

Officers were called to North Front Street and Cleveland Street around 7:20 p.m. Witnesses said the victim, later identified as Laureano Joronimo-Matias, 40, went around downed crossing arms, attempted to cross the tracks in front of the locomotive, but was struck near the intersection. 

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 Anyone with information about the victim or case should contact the Woodburn police department at (503) 982-2345 and reference case 21-11685. 

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