Automated Crossing Arms for Larimore Crossing

The site of a deadly train/school bus crash near Larimore is getting automated crossing arms.

The crash killed 17-year-old Cassidy Sandstrom and 62-year-old bus driver Max Danner, and injured 12 other students.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation says it will pay for 90 percent of the project, which could cost as much as $500,000.

The remaining amount will be split between BNSF Railway and the Grand Forks County Commission.

The DOT says the crossing currently meets federal safety standards with signs that read “railroad crossing.”