A commercial truck driver died after a train struck his vehicle in St. Louis County, MN on Wednesday. The fatal crash happened shortly after 12:00 P.M. at the intersection of Sax Road and Highway 7 in McDavitt Township. Adam E. Newton (40) of Grand Rapids was driving a commercial truck for garbage hauler Norland Environmental Service at the time of the crash.

Newton was traveling eastbound on Sax Road when his truck was struck at the uncontrolled railroad crossing by a northbound Canadian National (CN) freight train. First responders found Newton unconscious in a ditch near the crossing. He died at the scene.

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Uncontrolled railroad crossings are often found in rural areas, where there are no signals, signs, or gates.

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