Semi driver dies after collision with train

Staff reports
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One person was killed in wreck involving a train and a semi on Oct. 2 evening west of Aberdeen.

The 66-year-old driver of a semi and trailer filled with soybeans died, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

The names of those involved in the crash are not being released pending the notification of family members.

A 2016 Mack semi and trailer was northbound on 379th Avenue when it crossed tracks just north of U.S. Highway 12 a few miles west of Aberdeen, according to the release. The semi collided with a BNSF Railway train that was traveling east. The train consisted of two engines and a box car, according to the release.

The driver of the semi was extricated and taken to an Aberdeen hospital where he later died, according to the release.

There was a three-man crew on the train. They were not injured.

The wreck was reported at 5:26 p.m. The public junction of the road and tracks is just south of Concord Grain.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.