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Tag: Amtrak


Amtrak train hits pickup on JBLM land south of Tacoma, kills driver

An Amtrak Cascades train hit a pickup truck about 19 miles south of Tacoma on Joint Base Lewis-McChord land about 7 p.m. tonight, killing the driver, according to JBLM spokeswoman Brendalyn Carpenter.

The train left Seattle at 5:30 p.m. on its way to Portland, and had about 153 passengers on board at the time of the accident at Solo Point, according to Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham.

No one on the train was injured.

The base is not yet releasing information about the victim, Carpenter said.

JBLM law enforcement and first responders are on the scene, she said.

The train will

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Amtrak running again through Tacoma

Amtrak is back running through Tacoma.

The first northbound train to negotiate the track past the freight train derailment by Chambers Bay Golf Course came through at 9 p.m. Sunday.

A passenger train made it south through the Tacoma area at 8:20 a.m. today, a spokesman at the Tacoma Amtrak Station said this morning.

The full daily complement of 10 trains – five north and five south – through Tacoma are scheduled today, the spokesman said.

Full cleanup of the derailment could take up to three weeks. Four rail cars were still on the beach Sunday. An estimated 50 gallons of

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UPDATE: Woman struck, killed by train identified

UPDATE: The Pierce County Medical Examiner today identified the woman hit and killed by the train as Amanda Dauron, 17. She is from Gig Harbor.

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

The Medical Examiner’s Office has not identified the 17-year-old girl who was hit and killed by the train.

Both victims are from Gig Harbor.

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


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