Ephrata man injured when truck crashes into train

Tri-City HeraldMay 23, 2014 

An Ephrata man was flown to the hospital after he crashed a pickup truck into a moving train near Warden.

Ed Lamens, 62, was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland with a broken ankle, wrist and cut to his head, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

He was driving a Chevy pickup west on Road 3 SE Thursday at 4:40 p.m. when the truck collided with a Columbia Basin Railroad train heading south, the sheriff’s office said. The train was coming from Moses Lake and was pulling 14 cars.

The crew on the train was not injured. Lamens was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and his truck was totaled.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the crash.

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