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Published October 12, 2010, 08:47 AM

Beet truck driver dies after NW Minnesota train crash

CROOKSTON, Minn. — The driver of a sugar beet truck is dead after colliding with a freight train in northwestern Minnesota.

CROOKSTON, Minn. — The driver of a sugar beet truck is dead after colliding with a freight train in northwestern Minnesota.

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office says 47-year-old Robert Forsman of Breezy Point was pronounced dead Saturday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

The State Patrol says Forsman was driving a beet truck Thursday when he came to a railroad crossing and did not stop.

The Crookston Times reports the truck was struck by one of two locomotives pulling the 66-car train.

The collision happened 11 miles east of East Grand Forks.

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