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Man Struck by Train While Sitting on Max Rail Line in Portland

Sunday, January 08, 2017
GoLocalPDX News Team

A man was hit by a train on the Max rail line while sitting on the tracks at 141st Avenue and East Burnside Street on Saturday night. 

Jason Robert Beverage, 45, was found by Portland police and taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. 

Investigators learned that Beveridge was walking across Burnside onto the MAX tracks where he tripped and fell then sat down for several minutes before being struck by an eastbound MAX train. The man was not crossing at a marked rail crossing and it is not clear why he remained on the tracks. 

The Transit Police Division is conducting the crash investigation. 

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