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Pickup truck driver dies in crash with train in central Minnesota

Law enforcement and workers at the scene of a train-pickup truck accident in Perham this morning.1 / 4
A BNSF train rests on the tracks in Perham today after an accident that killed the driver of a pickup truck.2 / 4
Law enforcement and workers at the scene of a train-pickup truck accident in Perham this morning.3 / 4
A BNSF train collided with a pickup truck this morning west of Perham. The eastbound train made contact at the intersection of County Highway 80 (Main Street) near R D Offutt Co, according to Rich Luth, a hobbyist who operates the Otter Tail Channel and monitors railroad traffic through Perham.4 / 4

PERHAM, Minn. — A 25-year-old man was killed when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a BNSF train this morning, Aug. 1, west of Perham.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.

The crash occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m., according to radio transmissions heard on Otter Tail Channel's live railroad feed on YouTube.

The eastbound train made contact at the stop sign controlled intersection of County Highway 80 (Main Street) near R D Offutt Co, according to Rich Luth, a hobbyist who operates the Otter Tail Channel and monitors railroad traffic through Perham.

The truck was pushed east along the track roughly a quarter of a mile, according to eyewitnesses.

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