Ontario — Oregon investigators say Joel Guerrero, 35, "intentionally placed himself in the path of the train" that killed him early Sunday morning.
In a press release, Ontario Police Chief Mark Alexander said the Pocatello man was in Ontario at the time for a temporary job.
"This is an unfortunate event that not only affects friends and family of Mr. Guerrero, but train operators and first responders," the release states.
The Statesman does not generally identify victims of suicide, but in this case Guerrero's name had already been widely released following the incident Sunday.
Guerrero was struck by a westbound train at 2:43 a.m. Sunday near the railroad crossing at SE 5th Avenue in Ontario, according to a previous press release.
Ontario police officers responded to the area after hearing the train's emergency brakes engage. The conductor told them the train had hit a person.
With the help of the Oregon State Police, Malheur County Sheriff's Office and Nyssa Police Department, the Ontario officers found Guerrero's body, according to the release. They declared him dead at the scene.