Man dies in truck, train collision
Published 12:20 pm Tuesday, February 1, 2011
A man was killed today when a truck collided with a train.
The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. just off Highway 218 near County Road 4. The condition of the driver initially was not known, but law enforcement officials confirmed the fatality around 12:30 p.m.
The driver was the only person in the truck. His name and age will likely be released Wednesday morning.
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Law enforcement officials said the man was traveling east on County Road 4 toward Highway 218 when his truck collided with the train, which was heading northbound.
Sheriff Terese Amazi said icy road conditions played a role in the collision.
Although the railroad crossing has stop signs and railroad crossing signs, it does not have gates or lights.
The Austin Police Department, Mower County Sheriff’s Department, the Minnesota State Patrol and Gold Cross Ambulance Service all responded to the scene.
Look to the Herald for more on this developing story.