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No one cited in train versus SUV crash


January 7, 2021

ENDICOTT — No one was seriously injured or cited in a Dec. 18 collision where a train struck an SUV and pushed it 225 feet down the tracks.

According to the report issued by Whitman County Sheriff’s Office deputy Michael Melcher, the incident occurred before sunrise sometime between 6:40-6:50 a.m. at the train track crossing on 3rd Street.

A 1999 GMC Yukon driven by Jonathan Taylor, 47, of Endicott, was struck on the front side by a Union Pacific grain train with 30 cars and two diesel electric locomotives. The report noted it was dark at the time and there were no street lights, crossi...

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