Fatal Car Accident at Train Crossing

Mission, OR – Umatilla Tribal Police were called out to a reported accident at 5:30 pm on October 12.  A report came into dispatch that a Union Pacific train had collided with a white pickup truck at a train crossing along River Road near Cayuse.  The pickup truck was carried nearly one-half of a mile from the crossing point.  The officers who responded attempted to provide medical aid to the driver of the pickup truck, but were ultimately unsuccessful.  The deceased is 53-year-old Toshihiko Murata, a resident of the Reservation.  Tribal Police and Union Pacific Railroad are conducting the investigation.

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