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Driver in FedEx Truck Vs. Train Identified

Posted at: 12/26/2013 12:58 PM
Updated at: 12/26/2013 11:10 PM




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(ABC 6 News) - A FedEx truck was hit by a train in Albert Lea this morning.

The accident happened at 85208 County Road 46, just east of the KOA Campground.

The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says the west bound train hit the truck in the rear of the driver's side, as the truck was leaving. The truck appears to have been in the driveway when it was hit, but the driveway also crosses the train tracks.

The driver of the FEDEX truck is Timothy Allen Moore, 50, from Rudd, IA.  He's being treated for non-life threatening injuries in Austin.

Those tracks are considered a "slow speed" track, and the Sheriff's Office says the train was traveling at 23 miles per hour.

The name on the Canadian Pacific locomotive identifies it as the "City of St. Paul Locomotive". The light on the front right of that train was also broken.

Canadian Pacific tells us the conductor sounded the whistle on the train and applied the emergency break.  They are conducting an investigation into why the delivery truck was on the tracks.

The Freeborn County Sheriff's Department, Gold Cross and Hayward Fire Department all responded.