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.
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“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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