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Records published Feb. 14, 2019

This is the records summary for Feb. 21.

Train, semi crash in Renville County

RENVILLE — A semitractor-trailer driver escaped with only minor injuries in a collision with a train Tuesday near Renville in Renville County, according to the Renville County Sheriff's Office.

Daniel Albers, 65, of Puposky, Minnesota, was treated for minor injuries at the scene and released. None of the train crew members was injured.

The collision occurred at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday at an at-grade crossing on 260th Street, a half-mile north of U.S. Highway 212 and two miles east of Renville in Emmet Township.

Sheriff's deputies and first responders located the semitractor-trailer on the railroad tracks, approximately 75 yards east of the railroad crossing at 260th Street, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The semitrailer was carrying mud from the sugar beet refining process at the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative factory, which is located near the accident site. Investigation revealed that the semi was traveling south on 260th Street when it was struck by an eastbound Twin Cities & Western locomotive pulling 114 rail cars. Following the collision at the intersection, the train pushed the semi down the tracks.

No derailment occurred and both the locomotive and the semi received moderate damage.

Renville Police, Renville Ambulance, Renville Fire Department and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

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