Train collision kills 2 women in northwest Minnesota
PLUMMER, Minn. (AP) — The State Patrol says two women are dead after their car collided with a freight train in northwestern Minnesota.
Authorities say 78-year-old Emilie Genevieve Skjerven of Plummer was driving a Ford Taurus on a private driveway when she collided with a Canadian Pacific train Wednesday morning in Red Lake County.
According to the patrol, Skjerven failed to yield at the stop sign for a railroad crossing. Both she and her passenger, 79-year-old Carol Cecilia Gerardy, also of Plummer, were killed.
The patrol says roads were dry at the time.