Authorities: Driver Fails to Yield to Train, Leads to Collision

Updated: August 22, 2019 10:33 PM

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a North Shore Scenic Railroad train struck a vehicle Thursday evening after the vehicle failed to yield to the train in Lakewood Township. 

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First responders were called to McQuade Road shortly before 7 p.m. on the report of a train that had hit a car. 

Authorities say the vehicle, driven by a 67-year-old man from Duluth was hit on its side. The driver suffered "substantial injuries" and was taken to a local hospital. His current condition is not known. 

Ken Buehler, General Manager of the North Shore Scenic Railroad, says there were about 115 passengers on the train; 67 on the Pizza Train and 58 on the Murder Mystery Train. Buehler says none of them were injured.

Buehler says the train deployed its emergency brake before hitting the car. 

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