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Associated Press , Published September 12 2013

Minor injuries in car-truck wreck near Granville

GRANVILLE, N.D. — Authorities say a pickup truck driver escaped with only minor injuries after he failed to yield to an Amtrak train that separated his vehicle into two pieces.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the 20-year-old man was driving seven miles east of Granville Thursday morning when he crossed the tracks. The left rear of the truck was hit by the train, and both pieces came to rest in the southwest ditch along the tracks.

The train suffered just minor damage to the front of the engine and no passengers were injured.

The Granville man was treated at Trinity Hospital and cited for failure to yield at a railroad crossing.


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