WALLULA, WASHINGTON (January 31, 2017) – John Paul Schneider was tragically identified as the Union Pacific Railroad employee that was killed in an accident on Tuesday at the rail yard in Wallula, according to local news sources. (map)
The accident happened around 5:00 am. The tragic accident reportedly happened during switching operations at the Union Pacific rail yard in Wallula. Authorities did not confirm exactly what happened, just that the employee was identified as John Paul Schneider.
John Paul Schneider was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The accident remains under active investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
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