Train strikes vehicle stuck on tracks in Dakota County

Train strikes vehicle stuck on tracks in Dakota County Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office, Facebook

February 12, 2019 09:53 AM

The driver of a vehicle struck by a train in Ravenna Township Tuesday morning sustained minor injuries.

According to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, authorities received a call at about 4:41 a.m. reporting the incident in the area of Ravenna Trail and Polk Avenue.

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While en route to the scene, sheriff's deputies learned three people were working to push a stuck vehicle off the railroad tracks while the vehicle's owner was in the driver's seat. It was at that point a Canada Pacific Rail train traveling through the area struck the vehicle.

"Fortunate for the owner, she only received minor injuries," the sheriff's office stated in a Facebook post.

The sheriff's office stated deputies were working to find the three who pushed the stuck vehicle to "recognize them for the heroic act."


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