MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The driver of a commercial truck is dead after his vehicle was struck by a train Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis County.

The sheriff’s office says it happened just after 12 p.m. at the intersection of Sax Road and Highway 7 in McDavitt Township.

The truck was traveling eastbound on Sax Road when it was struck at the uncontrolled railroad crossing by a northbound CN freight train.

First responders found the driver of the truck, identified as 40-year-old Adam Newton of Grand Rapids, unconscious in a ditch just north of the intersection. He later died at the scene. The company Newton was driving for is Norland Environmental Services.

The crash remains under investigation.

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