A.L. man killed in Alden train/truck collision

Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, July 6, 2016


ALDEN — A rural Albert Lea man was killed Wednesday in a fatal crash between a dump truck and a train west of Alden.

The name of the 67-year-old man driving the dump truck had not been released as of press time.

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According to a Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office press release, the collision occurred around 4 p.m. at the uncontrolled intersection of 220th Street and 200th Street about a mile west of Alden.

The train operated by Canadian Pacific was reportedly traveling west, and the dump truck was reportedly traveling north.

The man was reportedly found deceased by first responders, while the staff on the locomotive were reportedly uninjured.

The crash is still under investigation, and more information will be released at a later time.

Assisting agencies included the Alden Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Alden Fire Department, Freeborn Ambulance and Allen’s Tow N Travel.

Look to the Tribune as more information becomes available.

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