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Law enforcement responds to a collision Wednesday between a BNSF train and a truck near the Hawk Creek Country Club golf course in Raymond. Tribune photo by Susan Lunneborg

66-year-old Willmar man injured in collision with BNSF train near Raymond, Minn.

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RAYMOND -- Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said Anthony Vaneps, 66, of Willmar, was injured when the truck he was driving was struck Wednesday by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near Raymond.

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Hartog said the Sheriff's Office received a call at 10:35 a.m. of a truck-train crash on a private driveway crossing on the east edge of Raymond. Vaneps was ejected from the truck when it was struck by the train.

Vaneps was transported by Raymond Ambulance to Rice Memorail Hospital in Willmar. He was then airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with unknown injuries.

Vaneps was driving a 1973 International tandem-wheeled truck northbound on a private driveway when it was struck by the westbound BNSF train traveling at approximately 40 mph.

The sheriff's office, Raymond Ambulance, Raymond Fire Department and Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad responded to the scene. The sheriff's office is investigating the crash.

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