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Trucker who collided with train dies

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May 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) The driver of a semi that collided with a freight train in western Minnesota last week has died.

St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman Jeanine Nistler says Eric Westin, of Pine City, died early Monday morning. Westin was hauling a load of anhydrous ammonia when his tanker was hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near Murdock in Swift County last Tuesday. The train's engine pushed the semi off the road and caused a rupture and leak which led to a temporary evacuation of the area.

Three train crew members were injured, treated at a hospital and released.

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