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Published March 31, 2012, 10:51 AM

Semi Driver Killed after Crashing into Train

(WDAY TV) - A semi driver is killed after crashing his truck into a train in Red Lake County.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A semi driver is killed after crashing his truck into a train in Red Lake County. The crash forced one Canadian Pacific rail car, carrying hazardous material, to derail. It happened on Highway 59, near Plummer around 3:30 this morning. The collision caused a fire. People within one mile had to evacuate for two hours and traffic rerouted in case a tank exploded. The derailed car was carrying fuel oil, used on ships. Some oil leaked. Environmental workers and cleanup crews stayed on scene several hours. Moorhead and Detroit Lakes hazmats helped.

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