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A look towards the west shows the destruction to a semi-trailer after being hit by a train Friday morning in Perham. (John George/Perham Enterprise Bulletin)

Train smashes into empty semi-truck trailer in downtown Perham on Friday morning

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PERHAM - An empty semi-truck trailer was smashed by a 123-car freight train in downtown Perham on Friday morning, June 26.

No injuries were sustained by the truck driver or the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train crew. But the impact of the collision tore the truck trailer apart, ripping the metal and steel trailer open like a sardine can.


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