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Semitrailer driver dead after colliding with freight train

Posted at 3:12 PM, Jan 11, 2020

PEETZ, Colo. (AP) — The driver of a semitrailer died after colliding with a freight train in northeastern Colorado on Friday.

The collision happened at a rail crossing in Logan County near the Nebraska border. The semitrailer caught fire following the crash and the driver was later pronounced dead, Colorado State Patrol spokesman Cpl. Ivan Alvarado said.

The train’s conductor reported back injuries, he said.

The railway is operated by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. A BNSF spokesperson toldKCNC-TV that railroad crossing has crossbucks and stop signs.