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Associated Press, Published April 04 2012

Highway Patrol IDs ND man killed in fiery train collision

PORTAL, N.D. — The Highway Patrol has identified a Sawyer man killed in a fiery collision between his semi-truck and a train in northern North Dakota.

Authorities say 50-year-old Kevin Sys was driving a semi-truck and trailer northeast on a dirt road when he failed to stop at a railroad crossing and collided with a southeast-bound Canadian Pacific train. The crash occurred about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday near Sawyer.

Firefighters from Velva and Sawyer were called to the scene to extinguish a fire ignited by the fuel tank.

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