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News Release
23-0678 -- Train vs. Pedestrian Crash near Junction City - 02/13/24

UPDATE - 02/13/24

The deceased pedestrian was identified as Sara Faith Sanner, 35, of Eugene.  

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Lane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a train vs. pedestrian crash just north of Junction City this morning shortly after 11:30am.  Upon arrival, deputies learned that a train had been traveling southbound along Union Pacific rail lines when it struck an adult female that had been walking along the tracks. 

Initial investigation revealed that the female had been facing away from the train as it approached. Train operators saw the female and attempted to warn her by horn, however she did not respond.  Train operators were not able to stop the train in time and the female was struck.  She was pronounced deceased on scene.  Railroad employees remained on scene and are cooperating with investigators.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1. 

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