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Victim identified in train, semi crash south of Walnut

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-14 12:29:04-04

WALNUT, Iowa (AP) — 7/14/22 UPDATE:

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed Wednesday when a truck hauling grain collided with a freight train south of Walnut.

The crash happened around 2:40 p.m. on 510th St between Rosewood Road and Pinoak Road.

The truck driver, 54-year-old Ronald Huntoon of Council Bluffs, died.

Those on the train were Iowa Interstate Railroad employees and were uninjured, according to authorities.

The investigation is ongoing. 510th St between Rosewood Road and Pinoak Road will remain closed for the near future.

7/13/22 ORIGINAL STORY:

One person was killed Wednesday when a truck hauling grain collided with a freight train in western Iowa.

The truck and Iowa Interstate Railroad train collided at a crossing south of Walnut at about 2:30 p.m., and the train dragged the truck and trailer up to 150 yards, according to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said one person was killed.

The crash caused at least two rail cars to derail.

The rail crossing has signals, which appeared to be working when the crash occurred, the sheriff's office said.

The truck was hauling a grain product used in the production of ethanol.

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