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The driver of a truck traveling westbound on Fifth Street in Morris was killed when her truck was hit by a train at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Brooke Kern

Minnesota woman killed in truck-train collision in Morris

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Minnesota woman killed in truck-train collision in Morris
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MORRIS – A woman was killed in a motor vehicle-train crash just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Morris. On Thursday, the Morris Police Department identified the victim as Lisa Daleo, age 53, of Alberta, Minn.


Daleo was the only occupant of a motor vehicle traveling westbound on Fifth Street, Highway 28, which was struck by a BNSF train heading north, Morris Police Chief Ross Tiegs said.

Daleo was taken to Stevens Community Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The train stopped blocking three roads through Morris – Fifth Street, Sixth Street and County Road 22 – for about three hours on Wednesday afternoon. Morris Police Department Sgt. Jason Reed said the train remained in place while investigators with BNSF continued their inspection.

The Morris Police Department is actively investigating the incident and will release more details in the future.

Responding to the scene were the Morris Police Department, Stevens County Sheriff's Office, Morris Fire Department and Stevens County Ambulance Service.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for both business and public affairs reporting.