Man injured in semi-freight train collision

An 82-year-old Glenfield man was injured when his 2000 International Harvester was struck by a freight train west of New Rockford on Thursday morning, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Arlo Stedman was taken to a Carrington hospital by ambulance for treatment. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

According to the Patrol, Stedman was driving the 2000 International Harvester west from a soybean field to a rural grain elevator west of New Rockford. The freight train was traveling northwest and was towing 83 freight cars from Dilworth, Minn., to Minot.

Stedman failed to stop for the approaching freight train at the railroad crossing and his grain trailer was struck by the freight train. Due to the force of the collision, the trailer was sheared in half. The semi and a portion of the grain trailer overturned onto its right side and came to final rest on 15th Street NE. The other half of the grain trailer came to final rest on the north side of the railroad tracks west of the railroad crossing.

The BNSF train crew were uninjured in the crash.

Stedman was cited for failure to stop for a railroad crossing.


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