UPDATE: 24-year-old man killed in train crash identified

Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 9:33 AM CDT
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DAWSON, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A 24-year-old man is dead after authorities say his vehicle hit a train. The North Dakota Highway Patrol has now identified him as 24-year-old Cole Helmers, of Center, ND.

It happened before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, along Highway 10 in Dawson, which is east of Steele in Kidder County. Highway patrol says the man was driving a pickup with a trailer on 30th Ave. SE. when he hit the side of a BNSF train that was traveling around 50-60 mph. The truck and trailer were pushed into a ditch and rolled. The train utilized its emergency braking and stopped.

Highway Patrol also says there were three cows in the trailer, but none survived. The train was fixed and continued traveling to Dilworth, MN. The crash is under investigation by NDHP.

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