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A 1998 International semi rolled over after being struck by a train near Perham this weekend. No injuries were reported. Submitted photo

Train-semi accident causes rollover

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A semi truck collided with a train and rolled over in an accident just outside of Perham last Sunday afternoon.

The semi was northbound on 450th Ave. when the driver failed to yield to a BNSF train as it crossed County Highway 80 (East Main Street), according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

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The train struck the rear of the semi trailer, causing the semi to roll over.

No injuries were reported, and there were no hazmat issues. The accident was reported at 2 p.m.

The driver of the semi, Michael Papenfuss of Richville, was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. The semi sustained more than $1,000 in damage.

Perham police and fire departments responded, along with the sheriff's department.

The sheriff's office and BNSF personnel are investigating the accident.

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