Truck and train collide; no injuries


July 2, 2021

There were no injuries from a crash between a passenger truck and a train in Twin Lakes Township Friday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and officers from the Fond du Lac Police Department responded to a report of a train striking a passenger truck at 2025 Highway 210 at approximately 4:31 p.m. Friday, June 25. The crash involved a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Cloquet’s Chase Luing, age 20, and passenger, Brandon Jenny, 49, of Hermantown and a cargo train owned and operated by BNSF Railway.

According to the sheriff’s office, Luing was traveling northbound on a private driveway south of Highway 210 when he crossed the railroad tracks and was struck by the westbound train.

There were no injuries. Impairment was not a factor, police said. A citation for failure to stop at a railroad crossing was issued.


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