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Truck-train crash injures Moorhead semi driver

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KENSINGTON - A Moorhead man was ejected from the cab of his semi truck when it was struck by a train near here Friday, authorities said.

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Police said Jeffrey Scott Klinkhammer, 52, was transported to Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minn., but there was no immediate information available on his injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

Authorities said the crash happened about 12:20 p.m. Friday on the Canadian Pacific railroad tracks in Douglas County just east of the border with Grant County.

A preliminary investigation showed Klinkhammer, who was working on a resurfacing project on state Highway 55, was traveling west on Highway 55 and turned north onto Sandy Hill Road/100th Avenue, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The semi cab was struck on the passenger side by a westbound Canadian Pacific Railway train.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff's office and the State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division.

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