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Train strikes tanker trailer


October 15, 2020

On October 1, at approximately 12:29 p.m., emergency services responded to a report of a collision between an eastbound BNSF train and a tractor trailer belonging to Windon Transport out of Hudson, CO on the Belle Fourche River Road west of Moorcroft.

The initial investigation determined that there was minimal damage to the rear of the trailer and the front of the train locomotive.

At the time of the crash, the locomotive struck the rear of the trailer as the driver was crossing the track, traveling north towards Highway 51 from the Moorcroft sewer lagoon hauling dredged sewer.

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