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Fatal Train vs. Tractor Accident in Worth County

Fatal Train vs. Tractor Accident in Worth County

May 09, 2018 03:08 PM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: The Iowa State Patrol said the deceased is a male victim, his identity is being withheld until family is notified.

A state patrol deputy at the scene said the train was heading southwest when it struck a sprayer being pulled by the tractor, which was southbound.

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The deputy said the sprayer took most of the impact but it did cause the tractor to spin around, possibly multiple times.

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Previous story:

The Iowa State Patrol is at the scene of a fatal accident involving a Canadian Pacific train and a tractor.

According to Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, the accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday on Ulmus Ave. about 1/2 mile south of Highway 9, northeast of Plymouth. 

Ludwig said representatives from Canadian Pacific are en route.

An ABC 6 News reporter at the scene said the accident occurred at a grade crossing on a gravel road.  There are stop signs at the intersection but no railroad crossing light or stop arm.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

KAAL-TV

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