A man trying to beat an Amtrak train across the tracks was struck and killed in Woodburn Thursday

Woodburn Police are seeking information about a pedestrian who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train at the railroad crossing on Cleveland and Front streets at about 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

WPD spokesman Tommy Moore said witnesses reported that the victim went around active crossing arms and attempted to cross the tracks as the train approached. The victim has not been identified. He is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 50 with short black hair, facial hair, an average build and wearing a dark coat and blue jeans

The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Laureano Joronimo-Matias of Woodburn. His next of kin were notified.

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