EUGENE, Ore. - A bicyclist died after colliding with an Amtrak train Thursday afternoon, Eugene Police said.
The victim was identified by EPD as James Aaron Daywitt, 49 of Eugene.
According to EPD officials, Daywitt was riding his bike south near the intersection of East 8th and Hilyard Ave. when he ran into an eastbound Amtrak train at 5:14 p.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police closed the area down until 9:30 p.m. while investigators collected evidence and the mangled bicycle from the scene. While Daywitt was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said that he may have been using headphones.
Daywitt, known to friends and family as Aaron, leaves behind his wife and two children. Dewitt graduated from the University of Oregon and worked at Alpine Mortgage Planning near Valley River Center.