Victim ID’d in fatal truck, train crash

Published 9:47 am Friday, July 8, 2016

ALDEN — The name of the Albert Lea man killed Wednesday in a crash between a dump truck and a train west of Alden has been released.

Theodore Arthur Yost, 67, was the driver of the dump truck involved in the crash.

The dump truck and the train collided at around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the uncontrolled intersection of 220th Street and 200th Street about a mile west of Alden.

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According to a Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office press release, the train operated by Canadian Pacific was traveling west and the dump truck was traveling north.

Yost was found deceased by first responders, while the staff on the locomotive was reportedly uninjured.

Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Todd Earl said reconstructionists with the Minnesota State Patrol are reconstructing the scene today.

The crash is still under investigation, and more information will be released at a later time.

—Albert Lea Tribune