Pine City Man Dies After Train/Semi Crash
The driver of a semi that collided with a freight train in western Minnesota last week has died.
A St. Cloud Hospital spokesperson told the Fort Mill Times that Eric Westin, of Pine City, died early Monday morning.
Westin was hauling a load of anhydrous ammonia when his tanker was hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near Murdock in Swift County last Tuesday. The train’s engine pushed the semi off the road and caused a rupture and leak which led to a temporary evacuation of the area.
Three train crew members who were injured were also treated at a hospital and released.