Friday, July 9, 2010

Semi tractor struck by train near the Grant/Douglas County line between Hoffman and Kensington along Highway 55

From the Echo Press:

The crash happened at about 12:20 p.m. on the Canadian Pacific railroad tracks in Douglas County just east of the border with Grant County.

A preliminary investigation showed that the semitrailer driver, who was working on a resurfacing project on Highway 55, was traveling west on Highway 55 and turned north onto Sandy Hill Road/100th Avenue, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The semi cab was struck on the passenger side by a westbound Canadian Pacific Railway train. The semi driver, Jeffrey Scott Klinkhammer, 52, of Moorhead, was ejected from the cab.

Klinkhammer was transported to the Douglas County Hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Both sheriff's offices from Douglas and Grant counties and the State Patrol responded to the scene. The Kensington Fire Department and First Responders, North and Hoffman Ambulances also assisted.

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