Woman Escapes Uninjured in Car vs Train Collision in O’Brien County

A Lake Park woman escaped injury Tuesday when a vehicle she was driving collided with a Canadian Pacific train in O’Brien County.

According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened a little after 1:00 pm at a crossing on Redwing Avenue just west of Sanborn. 32-year-old Lindsey Reese of Lake Park was driving a 2009 Buick Enclave northbound on Redwing Avenue and was approaching the crossing. Reese told a deputy she thought the train was stopped and attempted to go through the crossing, but wound up colliding with the side of the locomotive.

The engineer and a conductor in the locomotive also weren’t injured. Damage to the vehicle Reese was driving was estimated at $4,000. The locomotive received some scuff marks.

(courtesy Community First Broadcasting sister station KUOO in Spirit Lake)