Train Hits Stalled Vehicle On Tracks Near Cloquet
St. Louis County authorities say a motorist escaped serious injury when her vehicle stalled on train tracks as a locomotive was approaching.
The sheriff’s office responded northwest of Cloquet on Saturday afternoon to a railroad crossing near Brookston. Deputies say 51-year-old Kelly Holte of Culver was trying to cross the tracks when her truck stalled.
At the same time, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was approaching the crossing at about 40 mph. The locomotive slammed into the rear passenger side of the truck, pushing it into a ditch.
WDIO reports that Holte was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The truck sustained heavy damage.