Accident occured near Highway 80 in Perham
By Tom Hintgen
Otter Tail County Correspondent
Two people were seriously injured in a car-train accident northwest of Perham at 4 p.m. on Dec. 21. The location was near the intersection of Highway 80 and Pikewood Lane.
Sheriff deputies said a Ford Explorer, southbound, was crossing the railroad tracks when the vehicle was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive.
Injured was the 39-year-old male driver of the Ford explorer and a passenger. Perham Ambulance transported the victims to the nearby hospital in Perham.
The incident remained under investigation by the sheriff’s office as on Dec. 22.
Icy roads lead to
Sheriff deputies, working in conjunction with the Minnesota State Highway Patrol, report-ed two accidents, with injuries, along Interstate 94 in southwestern Otter Tail County on Dec. 17.
One accident at 5:34 p.m. involved a passenger car and semi, both westbound on icy roads. Injured was the driver of the passenger car, 26-year-old Joecelia Dalmeida of Brooklyn Park, Min-nesota. She sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The other accident, with injuries on Interstate 94, took place at 1:03 a.m. on Dec. 17, near Fergus Falls. No further details were available.
At least one person was injured at 1:50 p.m. on a roadway Dec. 19 near Pine Lake and northeast of Perham. No further details were available.