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Slow-moving train crashes into car Tuesday morning


An 18-12 months-aged driver experienced minimal accidents when her car was struck by a sluggish-shifting teach Tuesday early morning, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office environment.

About 8:25 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the railroad crossing at Horizon Pioneer Highway and Koeppen Highway, which is among Yelm and Rainier, Sgt. Chris Packard explained.

It was not quickly distinct how the female and her Nissan Sentra wound up on the railroad tracks. Packard claimed there’s a marked railroad crossing in the location, but it’s not the sort of crossing exactly where lights are activated and gates fall to block site visitors, he mentioned.

Prepare speeds are limited to 10 miles per hour in the area, Packard stated. The Rainier Rail teach that hit the car consisted of two engines and a few boxcars.

The motor vehicle was in the end pushed off the tracks, Packard claimed.

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There is a marked railroad crossing in the place of the train vs. vehicle collision Tuesday early morning, but it is not the variety of crossing in which lights are brought on and gates tumble to block site visitors. Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Courtesy

This story was initially released May possibly 10, 2022 9:38 AM.

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