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Update: Williston Man Killed in Amtrak Crash Identified

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A collision involving an Amtrak train and a bulldozer in northwestern North Dakota killed the driver of the bulldozer.

The Highway Patrol identified the driver of a bulldozer killed in a crash between that vehicle and an Amtrak train. Dennis McQueen,45, of Williston was hit about 9 miles west of Trenton on Monday night.

Amtrak's Empire Builder train was traveling from Seattle to Chicago with 326 passengers and crew when it collided with the bulldozer at a private crossing. No train passengers were hurt. Amtrak says two engineers were treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released.

The patrol says there was significant damage to the lead locomotive of the train. The front wheels of the locomotive came off the tracks. The 13-car train continued on with the aid of two BNSF Railway freight locomotives, after a delay of more than 11 hours.

ORIGINAL STORY

A collision involving an Amtrak train and a bulldozer in northwestern North Dakota killed the driver of the bulldozer. 

The Highway Patrol did not immediately identify the 45-year-old Williston man. 

Amtrak's Empire Builder train was traveling from Seattle to Chicago with 326 passengers and crew members when it collided with the bulldozer at a private crossing about 20 miles west of Williston Monday night.

No train passengers were hurt but two engineers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The patrol says there was significant damage to the lead locomotive of the train.

The front wheels of the locomotive came off the tracks.

Another train arrived about seven hours later to pick up the stranded passengers.

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