Train Hits Logging Truck at Rural Minnesota Rail Crossing
A news release issued by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the collision occurred shortly before noon on Wednesday.
It happened at a crossing in Ault Township, which is about 45 miles northeast of Duluth.
The crash report indicates the collision caused the logs being hauled by the truck to scatter across the tracks and the roadway. The driver, described as a 57-year-old man from Two Harbors, was transported by ambulance from the scene to a Duluth hospital for treatment for his injuries.
The man’s specific condition was not disclosed, however he was described as being conscious and breathing. The trucker’s name has not been released.
Two Canadian National Railroad employees aboard the train were not hurt. Their names also were not disclosed.
The train, made up of two engines and three loading cars, did not derail and did not spill any hazardous materials, officials say. The crossing does not have any gates or a stop sign.