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Emergency crews work to extricate a pick-up truck from a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe locomotive, about a mile east of Perham.

Train-car crash victim identified

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A car-train collision near Perham killed a 67-year-old man at about 6 a.m. today, Friday, May 29.

Larry J. Brewer, of Perham, was identified later on Friday as the victim.


Wreckage from the pick-up truck box was scattered at the point of collision about two miles east of downtown Perham. The front-end and cab of the truck was pushed nearly three-quarters of a mile, before the westbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe locomotive came to a stop.

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