Man injured when delivery van struck at crossing by train

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a man suffered serious injuries Tuesday when the delivery van he was driving was struck by a freight train near Grand Forks, in northeastern North Dakota.

The state Highway Patrol says the van drove through a grade crossing about 11:30 a.m. and was pushed on the tracks by a northbound BNSF train.

The patrol says the crossing is marked with rail crossing signs and a yield sign. The 42-year-old driver of the van was not wearing a seat belt and the vehicle did not have air bags.

The patrol says it was snowing at the time and the road was covered with snow.

The crash remains under investigation.

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