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At approximately 7:50 a.m., today, March 3, an Oregon State Trooper stopped to contact the driver of a potentially disabled/illegally parked vehicle near the north end of the Eugene Airport on Greenhill Road. During the contact, the trooper discovered the driver had been out of compliance with sex offender registration since 2019. When other troopers arrived to arrest the suspect, he didn’t comply, but fled in his vehicle.

The OSP troopers lost sight of the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect was going eastbound and attempted to cross the railroad tracks at E. Meadow View Road, just west of Prairie Road, but collided with an oncoming, northbound Amtrack train. 

The suspect is deceased, and Lane County Medical Examiner has responded. Eugene Police Major Collision Investigation team has also responded to the scene to investigate the crash.

There were no injuries to the train’s passengers or crew. The train has been delayed due to the crash response and investigation.  

Case 24- 03200

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