Passenger Train Derails in California

OXNARD, Calif. (CNN) — The driver of the truck that was hit by a Metrolink passenger train Tuesday morning in Oxnard, California is in custody. KABC is reporting that the driver of the truck was located a couple of miles down the road, uninjured. The truck he was driving caught fire after the crash. Dozens … Continue reading »

Woman Hit and Killed by Train

(UPDATE: 3:10 P.M.): The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Shannon Rae Essick. EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says a woman died after being struck by a train Monday night in Eugene as she was trying to retrieve her dog who ran across the railroad tracks. Police say this happened at about 10 … Continue reading »

Albany Teen Killed by Train

ALBANY, Ore. — Grief counselors were on hand Monday at West Albany High School, after a 16-year-old girl was killed by a train over the weekend. 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 … Continue reading »

Train Kills Woman in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A 31-year-old transient woman died after being hit by a train near downtown Eugene Thursday afternoon. Eugene police say at about 1:39 p.m., a Union Pacific train going westbound hit and killed a woman. Investigators say after talking to witnesses and the conductor, they are calling her death intentional. “There was a … Continue reading »

Train Hits Truck, Passengers Not Hurt

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A couple bailed out of their truck right before a train hit it and dragged it four blocks through Junction City. If drivers try to cross the train tracks on that block in Junction City, they can either do it up at 10th or down at 6th, but Monday night a … Continue reading »