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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

Willmar, Minn., man in truck-train crash in critical condition

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RAYMOND -- Anthony Vaneps, 66, of Willmar, remains in critical condition this afternoon at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

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Vaneps was airlifted to HCMC from Rice Memorial Hospital, where he was taken by Raymond Ambulance after a truck he was driving was struck Wednesday morning by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near Raymond.

According to Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the crash was reported around 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at a private driveway crossing on the east edge of Raymond. Vaneps was ejected from the 1973 International tandem-wheeled truck when it was struck by the westbound train.

The train was traveling at approximately 40 mph at the time of the collision.

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