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Washington County judge hits BNSF with $4 million judgment in fatal crash

Published 10/16/2009

Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials engaged in “egregious” misconduct as they tried to cover up the railroad’s role in a fatal car-train accident that killed four people at a train crossing near Anoka, Minn., a Washington County judge has ruled. Judge Ellen Maas awarded $4 million Thursday to the families of the dead after finding that railroad officials fabricated evidence, interfered with the families’ investigation of the accident and tried to cover up the truth.

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