Davison County – A freak truck accident at the Davison-Aurora county line has left 394th Avenue closed, backing up traffic on both the east and west lanes.
According to authorities, the accident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. A semi pulling a low-boy trailer hooked the railroad track when it was going over the crossing at 394th Avenue between Old Highway 16 and 253rd Street.
The driver, Neal Hoffman, of Letcher, was not cited by police. The truck itself did not incur much damage, however, the crossing did sustain heavy damage.
Authorities estimate the truck pulled the heavy gauge rail roughly one foot out of line. Repair costs range between $25,000 and $40,000. Between five to six sections of welded rail and some ties will have to be replaced.
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