Tragic Train Collision in Ward County Claims One Life

What: Fatal Crash
Where: Near Colton Avenue & Railway Street North in Burlington, ND
When: June 5, 2024 @ approximately 12:45 AM CST
Road Conditions: Dry
Weather Conditions: Clear
Crash Involvement: Vehicle vs Train
Type of Crash: Angle
Agencies Involved: North Dakota Highway Patrol, Burlington Police Department, Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Canadian Pacific Railway Police, Burlington Rural Fire Department, Trinity Health First Response

Vehicle No. 1: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
Driver No. 1: 30-year-old male from Burlington, ND (fatal injuries)
Restraints: Not in use
Charges: None

Narrative: On June 5, 2024, at approximately 12:45 AM CST, a Chevy Silverado was traveling northeast in a gravel lot and attempted to cross the train tracks. The Silverado became stuck on the railroad near the intersection of Colton Avenue and Railway Street North in Burlington, ND. A Canadian Pacific train traveling southeast struck the driver’s side of the Silverado. The driver was pronounced deceased on the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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