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.