FedEx Truck Hit By A Train 15 Mar 14

A FedEx truck was hit by a train south of Granite Falls Friday afternoon. It happened at around 2pm at the rail crossing with Yellow Medicine County Road 39. The conductor and the engineer were the only people on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train, and they were both uninjured. The driver of the FedEx truck was a 46-year-old man who was taken to the Granite Falls Hospital before being airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. His current condition is unknown, and his name is being withheld pending family notification. The Granite Falls Police and Fire Departments were assisted at the scene by the Minnesota State Patrol and the DNR.