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Semitrailer driver dead after colliding with freight train

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 17:12:32-05

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 told KCNC-TV that railroad crossing has crossbucks and stop signs.