• Good Samaritan helps Amtrak derailment victims; has car towed from scene

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    DuPont, Wash. - A Good Samaritan who was driving southbound on I-5 Monday morning was fewer than 100 feet from the location where the Amtrak train crashed, killing three and injuring at least 70 others. 

    As Kuvli was helping victims he was asked to move his 2009 Toyota Corolla by officials. Before he was able to do so, officials towed his car. Kuvli also lost his keyless entry to his Corolla in the process.

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    “It was going pretty fast (and) I’m thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ And then like maybe two minutes later I see sparks flying and it (the train) is going off the track,” Trevor Kuvli told KIRO 7’s Joanna Small Monday of the train derailment.

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    Kuvli immediately turned his attention to helping the victims of the crash. “She (a driver struck by the train) was hurt and I told her to just stay calm. Somebody else came over and I went to help other people that needed it.”

    Kuvli told KIRO 7 on Tuesday he was able to get his car back, but not before paying $500 to replace his keyless entry.

    Kuvli says he was unauthorized to use his insurance to pay for his replacement keyless entry. 

    A GoFundme has not been set up for Kuvli.

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