Benton County Sheriff’s went to the railroad crossing at 35th Avenue Northwest near Rice to respond to a train vs. semi-truck crash. Investigators learned the truck, driven by 65-year-old Richard Dalen of Little Falls, was going southwest on the field approach road when he stopped for a stop sign before continuing out in front of the train.
Dalen was ejected from the truck when the train hit. He was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.