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Rescue workers surround the scene of a train versus pickup accident Tuesday, May 14, 2013, east of Mapleton, N.D. The driver was killed in the accident. (Forum News Service)

1 killed when train hits car in West Fargo, N.D.

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WEST FARGO, N.D. -- At least one person is dead after a train and pickup collided about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday near West Fargo.

Detective Joel Stading of the Cass County Sheriff's Office said the driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The BNSF train collided with the truck at a marked intersection west of West Fargo, pushing it about 900 to 1,000 feet west of the gravel intersection.

Authorities will investigate whether crossing arms were operating correctly, but Stading said it appears they were.

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