Driver Identified in Semi vs Train Accident Near Le Mars

June 18, 2021 1:52pm

Semi Vs Train Accident Le Mars

Authorities have identified the semi driver who was sent to the hospital Thursday after his vehicle collided with a train.


The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office says the driver has been identified as 74-year-old Raymond Burch of Larrabee, Iowa.


The sheriff's office says the accident was reported around 1:10 p.m. west of Le Mars, on Iowa Highway 3. Officials say a semi traveling eastbound on the highway struck the side of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.


Burch was flown to a Sioux City hospital for treatment of serious injuries he sustained in the accident. No additional information is being released at this time.


The accident closed Highway 3 in both directions for several hours.


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