Police discovered the body of a dead person near the Bend Parkway on Wednesday night while investigating a traffic accident.
A driver with a medical issue crashed into the BNSF rail line near the northbound Parkway and Hawthorne Avenue around 6:15 p.m., according to a release from the Bend Police Department. Bend Police, Oregon State Police and Bend Fire Department officers responded, and discovered the body just south of the crash site in a depression between the Parkway and the railroad tracks. The two incidents do not appear to be related, police said.
The Bend Parkway was restricted to one lane while the investigation continued Wednesday night. BNSF officials were responding to inspect the rail line.
No further information was released, and the investigation is ongoing.