Man struck and killed by train near Bend Parkway; police say it was suicide


Bend Police on Monday said a man who died Saturday after being struck by a train committed suicide.

Police and Bend Fire and Rescue received a report at 5:07 p.m. of a pedestrian struck by a train, according to Lt. Clint Burleigh.

They arrived at Burlington Northern tracks, located adjacent to the Parkway on-ramp headed northbound off of NW Colorado Ave., and they found the man’s body.

The train had already left the scene and made its way to northern Klamath County when authorities arrived, and it was inspected by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office.

Bend Police, Oregon Department of Transportation, and staff from Burlington Northern spent hours investigating the incident.

If you or someone you know is experiencing self-harming thoughts, Bend Police encourage our community to reach out to the Deschutes County Stabilization Center at  or 541-322-7500, for help.


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