A male Union Pacific railroad worker was killed by a train southeast of Pasco on Tuesday morning.
John P. Schneider, 54, of Spokane Valley, died near Wallula, according to Walla Walla County Coroner Richard Greenwood.
Walla Walla Fire District 5 responded to a call for help at 5:30 a.m. along the railroad track about a half mile north of Madame Dorian Park on Highway 12, said Lt. Justin Lessard.
Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of the employee,” said Justin Jacobs, spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad.
Jacobs said more information will be released as it becomes available.
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