Truck driver injured in crash with train

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — West Des Moines police say a freight train hit a dump truck in West Des Moines, injuring the truck driver.

Police say the crash happened just before 1 p.m. Friday when an Iowa Interstate Railroad train hit a dump truck driven by 59-year-old Rick Wayne Northway, of Des Moines.

The truck was on its side when officers arrived, and Northway had to be pulled out of the vehicle. He was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center with injuries that didn’t appear to be life threatening.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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