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Body of Missouri Man Found Near Oregon Railroad Tracks

Authorities investigating a car accident in Central Oregon discovered the body of a 24-year-old man near the scene.

Posted: Dec. 28, 2017 11:48 AM
Updated: Dec. 28, 2017 11:50 AM

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities investigating a car accident in Central Oregon discovered the body of a 24-year-old man near the scene.

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Bend police say a driver suffered a medical problem before leaving the highway and crashing onto railroad tracks Wednesday night.

No one was hurt in the crash, but the body of Robert McKinney was found in a spot hidden from the highway.

Oregon court records show McKinney was arrested in November for stealing car keys and entering a motor vehicle. He failed to appear at his arraignment and a warrant was issued for his arrest in mid-December.

Police do not believe his death stemmed from the car accident or foul play.

It's unknown if McKinney had shelter in Oregon. He listed a Joplin, Missouri, address in court papers following his arrest.

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12/28/2017 9:07:39 AM (GMT -8:00)

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