MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Sawyer County say a 53-year-old man is hospitalized after his vehicle struck the side of a train Wednesday evening.
According to the sheriff’s office, emergency crews responded around 5 p.m. to a crash near the intersection of State Highway 48 and Canaday Road in the Town of Weirgor.READ MORE: 'What Are The Odds?': Mountain Biker's Life Saved By Off-Duty Doctor On Minnesota Trail
Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east on Hwy 48 and made a right turn on Canaday road. The vehicle, driven by Jeffery Waite of Exeland, struck the side of a southbound Canadian National Railroad locomotive as the train crossed Canaday Road.READ MORE: Minneapolis Man Charged In Conspiracy To Distribute Fentanyl
Waite was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time. Authorities say no other injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Kerfoot Canopy Tour Offers A Unique View Of Minnesota's Fall Colors
The crash is currently under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office. It is believed alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the crash, officials say.