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1 killed in train vs. truck crash in rural St. Louis County

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MCDAVITT TOWNSHIP, MN - A man is dead following a train vs. truck crash northwest of Cotton, the St. Louis County Sheriff's office announced Wednesday.

Deputies were called to the intersection of Sax Road and Highway 7 in McDavitt Township shortly after noon when a northbound CN Freight train hit the eastbound commercial truck.

Once on scene, deputies found an unconscious man, who was identified as the driver of the truck, laying in the ditch north of the intersection.

After trying to revive the man, authorities say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff's Office said the railroad crossing is controlled with stop signs.

At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown.

The victim's name is being held until family is notified.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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