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Woman struck by Portland light-rail train, dies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 62-year-old Ridgefield, Wash., woman died after she was hit by a light-rail train Thursday in Portland.

The Multnomah County medical examiner's office identified her as Yvonne Osredkar.

Police say reviews of surveillance video show the woman may have not heard the train approaching a station near the Lloyd Center Mall because of nearby construction noise.

The Oregonian reports ( that Portland Fire Bureau Lt. Rich Chatman said the woman was dragged a short distance and then pinned between the tracks and the train's undercarriage. Firefighters freed her but she later died at a hospital.


Information from: The Oregonian,

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