4 survive after train strikes truck in Thurston Co.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:23 AM

An Amtrak train on Saturday struck a pick-up truck in Tenino in Thurston County.

Four people were in the 2004 Ford F-150, which was stopped on the tracks. All four survived the impact, and three were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The four are "Very VERY lucky to be alive!" according to a tweet posted by Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill. A later tweet from Gill said, "The train struck the frontal area of the pick-up...3 feet the other way and we would be dealing with multiple fatalities right now."

The train was traveling at a speed of nearly 80 mph at the time of impact.

The accident happened around 2 p.m. near the 15500 block of McDuff Rd. SE in Tenino.

(Photo via WSP's Guy Gill.)

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