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Man crashes with train near Grand Forks

Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 4:14 PM CDT
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) - North Dakota Highway Patrol says just after 9:00 Friday morning, they responded to 17th Street NE & 17th Ave. NE, just about 4 miles west of Grand Forks, for a report of a vehicle and train crash.

Deputies say 34-year-old Ryan Wagner of Langdon was driving a 2021 Ram 3500 pickup truck heading south on 17th St. NE towards 17th Ave. NE.

Deputies say as the Ram crossed the rails, the left side of the Ram was hit by the front of the westbound BNSF train. The pick-up truck broke into two pieces and flipped over.

Wagner was taken to Altru Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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