Gig Harbor teen killed by Amtrak train near Titlow Beach identified

A teenager killed by an Amtrak train Sunday near Titlow Beach in Tacoma was 17-year-old Amanda Dauron of Gig Harbor, the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday.

The train also hit Dauron’s companion, an 18-year-old Gig Harbor man, who was in stable condition with serious injuries, according to Tacoma police.

Police said the two teens were putting pennies on the railroad tracks for the train to flatten when they were hit.