Driver injured in crash with Amtrak train near Devils Lake
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – A Larimore man was hurt after his car was struck by an Amtrak train 6 miles east of Devils Lake and 2 1/2 miles north of U.S. Highway 2.
It happened around 6:30 Wednesday morning at the railroad crossing on the 4600 block of 89th Ave NE in Ramsey County.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a car driven by 20-year-old Ryan Larson was struck by the lead locomotive and the vehicle went into the ditch and overturned. Larson was taken to Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake for non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say No Amtrak passengers or crew were hurt and the train sustained moderate damage, but didn’t derail.
Possible charges against Larson are under investigation.