ND Semi-truck driver facing charges after getting hit by freight train

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NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A semi-truck driver is facing charges after he failed to stop at a railroad crossing and the grain trailer he was hauling was struck by a freight train.

Arlo Stedman, 82, of Glenfield was injured in the accident, according to a media release by North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Stedman was traveling westbound on 15th St. NE from a soybean field to a rural grain elevator west of New Rockford. He was driving a 2000 International Harvester.

According to NDHP, he failed to stop for the approaching freight train and the trailer was sheared in half.

Stedman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to CHI Saint Alexius Health – Carrington Medical Center in Carrington.

The crew onboard the BNSF train wasn't injured in the crash, according to troopers.

The railroad crossing where the incident happened was blocked for more than three hours.

Troopers said the train and all its 83 freight cars remained on the railroad tracks and continued to Minot after the scene was cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by NDHP.