Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Train and Semi Truck Collide

(Le Mars) -- A semi truck and trailer collided with a north bound Union Pacific Train this afternoon at Le Mars.  The accident happened at 18th Street Southwest and Highway 75.  It doesn't appear there were any injuries involved with the collision as the back of the trailer came into contact with the train.  The truck, owned by Westside Transport of Cedar Rapids was hauling bales of cardboard waste.  The train consisted of grain cars.  The truck was attempting to cross the railroad tracks, when it appears to have yielded to north bound traffic on Highway 75, leaving the trailer to remain on the tracks when the train hit it.  The Le Mars Police Department and Union Pacific rail officials are investigating the accident.



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