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Grace of God and a seat belt


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When an Amtrak train hit a car near Chinook on Friday, the impact tossed the car's engine 165 feet. But Sarah Noyes, the driver, walked away unscathed.

"It was the grace of God and my seat belt. I have to give credit where credit is due," the 28-year-old Noyes said.

Noyes was heading north on a county road about two miles west of Chinook about 5:30 p.m. when she came to a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway crossing. Noyes, who lives 13 miles east of Chinook, said she was going to have supper with new friends and and was not familiar with the crossing.

She told Montana Highway Patrol offic...

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