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Truck driver killed in collision with train near Aberdeen

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One person was killed Friday afternoon in a truck-train crash west of Aberdeen.

A semi-truck and trailer, loaded with soybeans, was driving through a train crossing just north of U.S. Highway 12. The truck and trailer collided with an eastbound BNSF train consisting of two locomotives and a box car.

The 66-year-old male truck driver was extricated from the truck and taken by ambulance to the Aberdeen hospital. He later died there as a result of his injuries.

The three members of the train crew were not injured.

The name of the victim is not yet being released.

 

October 5, 2020