Freight Train Hits Man

EUGENE, Ore. — Witnesses say a man is dead after a freight train hit him in Eugene Monday afternoon. Investigators think the man put his head on the tracks before the train rolled by. Eugene police say the train hit the man while it was traveling eastbound at the intersection of West 3rd Avenue and … Continue reading »

Junction City Celebrates New Skate Park

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City residents celebrated the grand opening of a brand new skate park on Saturday. Despite the rain, skaters of all ages came out to test the new course. Community members hope the park will be a fun and safe place for kids as well as serve as a place to … Continue reading »

Town Celebrates Life of Julius Schmidt

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City celebrated the life of 14-year-old Julius Schmidt Saturday. All of Julius’ family and friends showed up at Laurel Park to honor his memory. The young boy was killed in a train accident just two weeks ago. Family members took turns talking about him, sharing memories of his adventurous spirit … Continue reading »

Bike Accident Triggers Safety Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. — The death of Eugene man has triggered a response from the Eugene cycling community. Aaron Daywitt, 49, was hit and killed by a train while he was riding his bicycle Thursday night. Bike advocates say the crossing at 8th and Hilyard that connects the south side of the tracks to the river … Continue reading »

Friends Remember Train Accident Victim

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man riding his bike home from work home to his family died after being hit by an Amtrak train Thursday night. Investigators say Aaron Daywitt, 49, tried to cross the tracks near 8th and Hilyard Street when the train came by. Friends describe Daywitt as a family man and one … Continue reading »

Fatal Train vs. Bicyclist Accident

EUGENE, Ore. –  Police are investigating after a Eugene bicyclist was hit and killed by an Amtrak train while riding downtown. The accident happened at about 5:15 Thursday evening near the Federal Courthouse at 8th and Hilyard Street. Police say an Amtrak train bound for Los Angeles hit 49-year-old James Daywitt as he was trying … Continue reading »

Train Kills Young Boy

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Friends and family are mourning the death of a young boy who was hit by a train in Junction City Saturday night. 14-year-old Julius Schmidt was found dead near the tracks along West Front between 4th and 6th Avenue. The rumble of trains passing through is a regular occurrence in that … Continue reading »