It happened Saturday night near Highway 99 East and Beta Drive in Albany.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says Sara-Tessa Lytle was walking on the railroad tracks in a dark area.
Investigators say a freight train was going about 40 miles an hour when it hit her. They say it appears that Lytle committed suicide.
“It’s just a sad situation all around,” said Sheriff Bruce Riley with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. “My heart goes out to the family and hope the best for those folks.”
The school says the grief counselors are available to help any students or staff who would like someone to talk to.