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A look towards the west shows the destruction to a semi-trailer after being hit by a train Friday morning in Perham.

Trailer smashed by train was accidentally disconnected--and on railway

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An empty semi-truck trailer was smashed by a 123-car freight train in downtown Perham Friday morning, June 26.

No injuries were sustained by the truck driver or the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train crew. But the impact of the collision tore the truck trailer apart, ripping the metal and steel trailer open like a sardine can.


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