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WOONSOCKET — No one was hurt when a snow plow and a train collided shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Woonsocket.

According to South Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Rob Weinmeister, 33-year-old Kylie Forbes, of Woonsocket, was driving southbound in a Sanborn County snow plow on 397th Avenue, but was unable to spot a train headed southeast toward a railroad crossing on the southern edge of Woonsocket.

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The train sounded its horn, Weinmeister said, but Forbes was unable to stop before his plow’s blade crossed over the tracks and was hit by the train.

The plow’s blade was damaged, but there was little damage to the vehicle, Weinmeister said. The train, owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe, sustained only minimal damage.

No citations were issued in the incident. The South Dakota Highway Patrol and Sanborn County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Plow,

train collide

Nobody

injured in accident near Woonsocket

By

The Daily Republic

WOONSOCKET

— No one was hurt when a snow plow and a train collided shortly

after 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Woonsocket.

According

to South Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Rob Weinmeister, 33-year-old

Kylie Forbes, of Woonsocket, was driving southbound in a Sanborn

County snow plow on 397th Avenue, but was unable to spot a train

headed southeast toward a railroad crossing on the southern edge of

Woonsocket.

The

train sounded its horn, Weinmeister said, but Forbes was unable to

stop before his plow’s blade crossed over the tracks and was hit by

the train.

The

plow’s blade was damaged, but there was little damage to the

vehicle, Weinmeister said. The train, owned by Burlington Northern

Santa Fe, sustained only minimal damage.

No

citations were issued in the incident. The South Dakota Highway

Patrol and Sanborn County Sheriff’s Office responded.

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