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1 dead after train crashes into semi in Durant

The driver of a semitruck is dead after being struck by a train while attempting to cross the tracks.

DURANT, Iowa — One person died after a train crashed into a semitruck on the tracks Friday, May 13 in Durant.

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, at about 7:25 a.m. Friday, a semi was traveling on Vail Avenue in Durant when it approached a railroad crossing.

As the truck was attempting to cross the tracks, it was struck by a train, which ejected the driver from the truck. The driver died as a result of the crash.

The Iowa State Patrol's investigation into the incident was ongoing as of Friday. The name of the deceased and other involved persons was not yet released.

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