Two dead when hit by Amtrak Cascades train No. 506 from Portland to Eugene


Amtrak Cascades train No. 506 traveling from Eugene to Portland in the U.S. State of Oregon struck two people on the tracks at 10:50 a.m. The train’s end destination was Seattle, Washington.

Two people were killed by this Amtrak train late Sunday morning about two miles south of Oregon City, an Amtrak spokesman confirmed.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said initial indications show the deaths were suicides.

Officials with Amtrack, Union Pacific, which owns the tracks, and the county Medical Examiner’s Office were on the scene.

About 150 passengers had been waiting to board the train at Union Station in Portland. An alternate train had been brought into service to pick up those passengers and begin their trip north.