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Location of Incident:                                                 NE Kilnwood Pl / BNSF Railroad Tracks


Deceased:                                                       Billie Fern Fifer, 40 years







The Redmond Police Department is now releasing the identity of the female struck by the BNSF train on 10-03-13.  The female is 40 year old Billie Fern Fifer of Redmond.


The Redmond Police Department would like to thank Redmond Fire and Rescue, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, and Redmond Public Works for their assistance with this incident.


The Redmond Police Department wants to encourage the public to avoid railroad tracks or railroad right of ways.  These areas are very hazardous and crossings should only be accomplished at designated crossings.  The public should also be aware it is a violation of Oregon Revised Statutes (Criminal Trespass in the First Degree) to enter or remain unlawfully upon railroad yards, tracks, bridges, or rights of way.


There is no more information that can be released at this time.


Prepared by Lt. Nathan Garibay


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