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Associated Press, Published October 12 2010

Beet truck driver dies after Minnesota train crash

CROOKSTON, Minn. – The driver of a sugar beet truck is dead after colliding with a freight train in northwestern Minnesota.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said 47-year-old Robert Forsman of Breezy Point was pronounced dead Saturday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

The State Patrol said Forsman was driving a beet truck Thursday when he came to a railroad crossing and did not stop.

The Crookston Times reported that the truck was struck by one of two locomotives pulling the 66-car train.

The collision happened 11 miles east of East Grand Forks.


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