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Man killed after being struck by Amtrak train in Salem crossing


SALEM, Oregon — Salem Police say a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train on Thursday afternoon.

Lt. Steve Birr says the pedestrian was crossing the train tracks on Sunnyview Road at about 2:45 p.m. when he was hit by the train. The street was closed for several hours during the investigation.

The train was heading north toward Seattle at the time of the crash. Amtrak told The Statesman Journal newspaper no passengers or crew were injured.

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