Published July 28, 2012
Three injured in train-truck crash in Tenino areaCHELSEA KROTZER
Three people were hospitalized Saturday after a pickup was hit by an Amtrak train traveling 79 mph near Tenino. Four people were in a 2004 Ford F-150 that stopped on the tracks “for an unknown reason” just after 2 p.m. near McDuff Road and Fenton Avenue, said Washington State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill. “The train struck the front area of the pickup, which really saved their lives,” Gill said. “If it would have struck the center, we would be dealing with multiple fatalities right now.” Tenino police, Thurston County Sheriff’s deputies and State Patrol troopers and local emergency-response crews responded to the crash.