Eugene Police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a train early Thursday morning. “Central Lane 911 received a call at 3:27 a.m. today, January 6, regarding a fatal crash between a pedestrian and train at Railroad Boulevard and North Polk Street,” police said. “Eugene Police responded, as well as Lane County Medical Examiner. The crash is under investigation.”
Officers and firefighters found the victim’s body along the tracks near North Polk and Railroad Avenue. There are homeless camps in the area. He was later identified as Ryan Silar Schroder, 39, of Springfield.
Ryan Silar Schroder Death – Obituary, Man hit and killed by train in Eugene last week
A photojournalist at the scene counted 5 officers canvassing the area and gathering information.