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Wells County man who was hit, killed by BNSF train identified

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. -- A man who was killed in a train crash Thursday morning in Wells County has been identified.

David Irmen of Cathay, N.D., died at railroad tracks about 11 miles northwest of New Rockford after the 1999 Chevy pickup was struck by a BNSF Railway train, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. At 7:15 a.m. Thursday, the 61-year-old was northbound on 58th Avenue Northeast when he failed to yield to the train, officers said.

No one from BNSF was injured, according to the release.

New Rockford is about 40 miles southwest of Devils Lake.

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