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Logan County Man Dies in Truck-Train Accident


January 15, 2020

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A Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal train and a truck-trailer collided at a crossing in Peetz on Jan. 10, resulting in the death of a Logan County, Colo., man.

A Logan County, Colo., man died and the train conductor and engineer were transported to Sterling Regional Medical Center Friday when a train and truck-trailer collided near Peetz.

According to Colorado State Patrol Public Information Officer Trooper Josh Lewis, authorities were contacted about 5:05 p.m. Friday of the collision. Trooper Lewis said the truck, a 2020 Freightliner driver by David McKnight, 43, of Peetz, was westbound on Logan County Road 74 approaching the railroad crossing. Trooper Lewis said McKnight stopped the truck-trailer at the crossing, then entered the crossing and th...

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