Commercial truck driver killed in collision with freight train

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A commercial truck driver died in northeastern Minnesota on Wednesday after a collision with a freight train.

The crash happened at the intersection of Sax Road and Hwy. 7 in McDavitt Township, with police arriving to find the driver unconscious lying in a ditch north of the intersection.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, with police determining that his eastbound truck had been struck by a northbound CN freight train.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.

The identity of the driver and the company he works for has not been revealed at this stage.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says that the train crossing at the intersection is a controlled one, with stop signs.

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