A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed Monday night when an Amtrak Cascades train hit his pickup has been identified as Sgt. 1st Class Justin Strom.
Strom, 34, of Auburn, was assigned to the base’s I Corps and had deployed three times. He went to Iraq in 2004-2005 and 2008-2009, and spent seven months in Pakistan last year, said Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield, I Corps spokesman at the base.
Strom’s truck was hit by the train about 19 miles south of Tacoma on JBLM land. None of the 153 passengers on the train was hurt.
Dangerfield said the investigation into the crash might not be complete for up to six email@example.com