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MINNESOTA NEWS BRIEFS: Truck driver killed in train accident in Redwood County

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SANBORN, Minn.  -- A truck driver is dead after his rig was hit by a train in Redwood County Monday afternoon.

Sheriff's officials say 70-year-old Richard Utz of rural Comfrey was crossing the tracks northeast of Sanborn when his semi was struck by a Canadian Pacific train. Utz was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital where he was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported.



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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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