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Train-vehicle deaths down in 2015

ST. PAUL -- The number of deaths from vehicle-train crashes in Minnesota continued a 45-year downward trend, according to a government study. The state transportation department said there were four deaths in crashes at public railroad crossings ...

 

ST. PAUL -- The number of deaths from vehicle-train crashes in Minnesota continued a 45-year downward trend, according to a government study.

The state transportation department said there were four deaths in crashes at public railroad crossings in the state in 2015, down from nine in 2014.

Federal Railroad Administration data said a total of 32 vehicle-train crashes occurred in the state last year, resulting in 19 injuries. An additional three people were killed while trespassing on railroad tracks, the MnDOT release said.

Light-rail train incidents were not included in those figures.

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