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Man hit by train badly hurt, but stable

An 18-year-old man struck Sunday night by an Amtrak train near Titlow Beach was in stable condition Monday with serious injuries, according to Tacoma police.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released the name of the 17-year-old girl who was hit and killed by the train.

Both victims are from Gig Harbor.

The southbound passenger train – heading from Seattle to Eugene, Ore. – struck the pair at 6:32 p.m. 11 miles south of the Tacoma station.

None of the 271 passengers aboard the train was hurt. The train was traveling 35 mph when it struck the victims, according to Amtrak officials.

Police say the victims were laying pennies on the railroad tracks to watch them be flattened by the train and could not move off the tracks in time to avoid being struck.

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