Snow removal truck gets hit by train in St. Paul, injuring 2

  • Updated: December 6, 2013 - 11:19 PM

A snow removal truck was hit by a train while the driver tried to cross railroad tracks in St. Paul early Friday morning, authorities said.

The 65-year-old truck driver escaped without any injuries, police said.

He was cited for failure to yield.

The accident happened in the 2500 block of Doswell Avenue around midnight.

The man driving the truck apparently thought he would be able to make it across the tracks before the train arrived, but instead his truck was hit by the train, said Howie Padilla, a spokesman for the St. Paul police.

Two people were injured on the train, said Lt. Eric Roeske, spokesman for the Minnesota State Patrol.

NICOLE NORFLEET

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