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Semi-trailer hauling propane hit by train in southern Minnesota

Propane is leaking from the tanker.
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Authorities are cleaning up a propane spill after a train hit a semi-trailer carrying a tanker in southern Minnesota.

The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. near Cobden, the Brown County Sheriff's Office said.

The Central Region Cooperative (CRC) semi, carrying a full tanker of propane, was struck by an oncoming freight train at a crossing just outside the CRC's grain elevator at County Road 7 and Center Street.

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The collision caused the tanker to crash to the ground, and propane has since spilled from the vehicle.

There are multiple agencies at the scene who have been assisting in the cleanup.

The driver of the semi, a 49-year-old from Fairfax, Minnesota, wasn't injured in the collision.

However, he will be cited for traffic infractions, the sheriff's office said.

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