Amtrak train hits pickup at Tenino, 3 injured

  • Sat Jul 28th, 2012 5:04pm
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Associated Press

TENINO — The Washington State Patrol said the occupants of a pickup truck are lucky to be alive after colliding with an Amtrak train traveling nearly 80 mph at a crossing in Tenino in Thurston County.

Trooper Guy Gill said three people were taken to a hospital Saturday afternoon with non-life-threatening injuries.

Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin told KOMO the car was trying to turn around in a private drive at the crossing when it was sideswiped and knocked on its side.