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Published October 19, 2012, 08:40 AM

North Dakota sees spike in train-vehicle crashes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials are stressing safety at railroad crossings in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials are stressing safety at railroad crossings in North Dakota.

The Federal Railroad Administration says there have been more than 100 vehicle-train incidents since 2007 in North Dakota, resulting in 45 injuries and 11 deaths.

Data show that there were 19 vehicle-train collisions in North Dakota through July. Officials say at that pace, the state is on track to nearly double the 20 incidents recorded in 2011.

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