Steam Train Collision

Curtis Man Injured After Vehicle Struck by Train

By The Chronicle

A Curtis man was injured and cited for failing to yield when his truck collided with the Chehalis-Centralia steam train Saturday evening.

According to a report from the Washington State Patrol. The incident was first reported at 6:44 p.m. on state Route 6 at Twin Oaks Road.

A 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck was headed eastbound on the highway when its driver, identified as Jeremy W. Mullins, 82, of Chehalis, allegedly failed to see the warning lights indicating that the steam train was approaching and crossed the track. The train struck the vehicle’s left front quarter.

The train was full of passengers on a tour. No information on damage to the train was provided by the State Patrol.

Mullins was injured and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital.

He was cited for failing to yield the right of way to the train, according to the State Patrol.

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