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Ephrata Man Sustains Multiple Injuries After Crashing Into Train

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A train hit a truck near Warden on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Grant County Sheriff's Office A train hit a truck near Warden on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Grant County Sheriff's Office
WARDEN, Wash. - A 62-year-old man sustained multiple injuries after being struck by a train and flown by MedStar to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland on Thursday afternoon. Ed Lamens of Ephrata, WA was injured when his 2006 Chevrolet pickup, pulling a flatbed trailer collided with a Columbia Basin Railroad train around 4:40pm near Warden. Lamens, was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt and sustained a broken ankle, broken left hand and a head laceration in the crash.

Lamens was headed westbound on Road 3 SE, just east of Road S SE when the train, coming from Moses Lake, was headed southbound towards Warden. The train was pulling 14 cars and had already cleared the intersection when the truck collided with the second engine.

The train engineer, conductor, and brakeman were not injured in the collision. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office Motor Traffic Unit is investigating the collision. The Chevrolet pickup was a total loss.

   

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