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Truck driver killed following crash with train in Durant
Identity of driver not yet being released
DURANT -- A truck driver was killed Friday morning following a collision with a train operated by Iowa Interstate Railroad.
The crash happened around 7:25 a.m. at the Vail Avenue crossing in Durant.
The crossing has gates, but it is not known whether they were functioning at the time of the crash.
The truck's driver was ejected in the crash. The driver’s name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, the Iowa State Patrol said.
The operator of the locomotive was not identified in initial crash reports.
Durant is in Cedar County, about 40 miles east of Iowa City.