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State Patrol: Driver in Plummer train-truck accident dies

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PLUMMER, Minn. - A semi driver died early this morning when his vehicle collided with an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway train crossing U.S. Highway 59 near Plummer.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the semi driver, who was northbound, died at the scene. The victim's name has not been released.

Because there were hazardous materials on the train, Plummer was briefly evacuated after the accident, according to a CP spokesman.

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