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Sheriff's office releases more information about semi, train crash

Nobles County Sheriff Ryan Kruger issued a press release on Friday after the semi-vs-train crash that took place Thursday afternoon in Brewster.

At approximately 1:38 p.m. Thursday, the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a traffic crash at the intersection of Minnesota 60 and 210th Street south of Brewster. The responding deputies encountered a 2006 Peterbilt semi-tractor and trailer that had collided with a Pacific train. The semi was traveling northeast on Minnesota 60 and the train was parallel, also traveling northeast. The semi had turned east off of Minnesota 60 onto 210th street and was struck on the passenger side of the vehicle as it crossed the train tracks.

The driver of the semi, and its sole occupant, was a 58-year-old male from Manitoba, Canada. He was transported by ambulance to Sanford Worthington Medical Center. The driver of the train was uninjured. The 2006 Peterbilt semi-tractor received significant damage and was towed from the scene.

The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol and the Brewster Fire Department.

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