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Associated Press, Published October 19 2012

ND sees increase in train-vehicle crashes

BISMARCK — Officials are stressing safety at railroad crossings in North Dakota.

The Federal Railroad Administration says there have been more than 100 vehicle-train incidents since 2007 in North Dakota, resulting in 45 injuries and 11 deaths.

Data show that there were 19 vehicle-train collisions in North Dakota through July. Officials say at that pace, the state is on track to nearly double the 20 incidents recorded in 2011.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.