– Two people were killed when their car collided with a freight train near Warroad in northern Minnesota.

The State Patrol says the crash happened about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a railroad crossing on Highway 11 south of Warroad.

The patrol reported that a Ford Focus slowed at a stop sign but did not stop before going across the tracks. The eastbound train struck the car on the driver's side and pushed the car into a ditch.

Killed were the car's driver, 35-year-old Aaron Cook of Warroad, and a passenger, 33-year-old Sheryl Reed of Macon, Ga.

The train driver was not hurt. The patrol says the road was dry at the time.

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