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Pasco family survived Snoqualmie snowslide

Fri., April 8, 2011, 11:53 a.m.

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A Pasco couple say they can hardly believe they and their two young daughters survived an avalanche on Interstate 90.

Tana and Kent Parker were driving home from Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass on Wednesday when a snowslide slammed into their Nissan Pathfinder. It smashed their windshield, covered them in ice and glass, and pushed the vehicle about 50 yards.

They each suffered cuts on their hands, face and neck, and Tana Parker has bruises on her chest and neck and had trouble breathing. But 7-year-old Nicole and 3-year-old Arianna weren’t hurt at all.

Two men ran through the snow and immediately started helping the Parkers. Tana Parker tells the Tri-City Herald she’d like to thank them. She still has one man’s coat and would like to return it, but she doesn’t know his name.

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