Manitoba

Trucker badly injured in collision with train

A truck driver, 72, was seriously injured on Wednesday when his semi-trailer collided with a train near Gladstone, Man.
A semi-trailer burns after colliding with a train near Gladstone Wednesday. (John Verkley/Submitted/Courtesy Neepawa Banner & Press)

A truck driver, 72, was badly injured on Wednesday when his semi-trailer collided with a train near Gladstone, Man. 

RCMP say the crash happened on Highway 16 just before 1 p.m. 

Emergency crews, including the STARS helicopter, at the scene on Highway 16 after Wednesday afternoon's collision. (John Verkley/Submitted/Courtesy Neepawa Banner & Press)

The driver, 72, from Neepawa, Man., was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after his truck caught fire, the Mounties say. 

The cause of the crash has not been determined. 

Wreckage sits on the tracks after Wednesday's collision. (John Verkley/Submitted/Courtesy Neepawa Banner & Press)

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