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One Killed in Train Crash at JBLM on Monday Night

The driver of a pickup truck was killed when an Amtrak passenger train struck the vehicle.

UPDATE: 6:12, 10/18/2012

The Olympian is reporting that the driver has been identified as Sgt. 1st Class Justin Strom of Auburn, 34.

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The driver of a pickup truck was killed Monday when an Amtrak struck the vehicle on Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday night.

Multiple media outlets reported that the incident occurred around 7 p.m., about 40 yards from a public rail crossing on BNSF right of way.

The Longview Daily News reports that more than 153 passengers were on the southbound train bound for Eugene, OR.

The tracks were closed but were expected to reopen Monday night.

Brent Champaco October 18, 2012 at 01:10 PM
The Olympian is reporting that the 34-year-old soldier has been identified as Sgt. 1st Class Justin Strom. Full report here: http://www.theolympian.com/2012/10/17/2288985/jblm-soldier-struck-killed-by.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Randy Walden October 18, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Sad to say his death was a suicide. My recent visit to JBLM at the visitor center, they had message on video about suicide prevention, I was taken back. Back in 1973, we never heard that message as a solider then. They need a lot of support!

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