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Officials Identify Woodland Teens Killed in Train AccidentSalem-News.com
The two apparently didn't hear the Amtrak train blow it's whistle.
(KELSO, Wash.) - 15-year old Edward "Eddie" Denson and 15-year old Katelen "Katie" Blacklaw, both of Woodland, have been identified by Cowlitz County Coroner Tim Davidson as the teens killed by an Amtrak train Tuesday evening.
Next of kin have been notified and are grieving privately after being notified by Davidson and Cowlitz County Sheriff's Captain Mark Nelson.
"These parents have spent agonizing hours waiting for this information," Nelson said. "Although they knew; they understood that they had to wait for the official word of what they knew in their hearts to be true."
The confirmation was made through medical and dental review, as well as clothing descriptions by the families.
"All of us at the Sheriff's Office, as well as all of the other emergency services workers who responded to this tragedy send thoughts and prayers of condolence to the families," Nelson said.
"Let's hope and pray we never have to go through this again."
The accident took place at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, about 1/4 mile south of downtown Woodland, Washington.
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