A Minnesota man was taken to a Grand Forks hospital after crashing his pickup truck into a train. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the incident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say the 33-year-old man from Brooten, Minnesota, collided with the BNSF Railway train at a crossing just west of Grand Forks.
The head of the biggest railroad serving the Upper Great Plains says hauling pickup trucks by rail has really picked up. BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose joked that pickup truck hauling by rail appears to be “the next great line of business” for the railroad.
Authorities are investigating the death of a snowmobiler who collided with a train in Brainerd.
A BNSF Railway official says that a cargo train has derailed on a main rail line running across the Northwest.