A northwest Iowa man died in a truck-train accident Monday. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports a dump truck being driven north on a gravel road four-and-a-half miles northeast of Le Mars was struck by an eastbound Canadian National train.
According to the report, the truck did not yield to the train and was struck on the driver’s side. The Sheriff’s office identified the man who died as 37-year-old Richard Patrick Martin of Remsen. The accident happened at a railroad crossing controlled by crossbucks and yield signs about 11:30 Monday morning.
By Joanne Glamm, KLEM, Le Mars