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Train strikes semi near Dickinson

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Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

A train has struck a semi five miles southwest of Dickinson, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Juan Gigena of Garland, Texas, was driving south on 115th Avenue Southwest at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday when he failed to see a BNSF Railroad train approaching the crossing from the east, according to a release. Once on the tracks Gigena, 37, saw the train and attempted to drive the vehicle off the tracks.

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BNSF engineer Philip Tyra, who was operating the train, had the headlights on and activated the engine horn before arriving at the crossing. 

The train struck the side of the semi trailer. The semi overturned on the driver side and was drug approximately a quarter mile before coming to a complete stop.

No one was injured in the accident, according to the release. Gigena was wearing his seatbelt and was cited for failing to yield to a railroad crossing. 

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident. The crash remains under investigation.

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