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Sept. 22, 2012HAMBURG, IA |  By: AP

Hamburg Fatal Accident

Police say an Iowa man has died after he drove his pickup truck into the path of a train near the southwest Iowa city of Hamburg.

Omaha television station KETV reports emergency crews were called to a rail crossing north of Hamburg about noon Friday. Authorities say a man in his mid-70s was driving across railroad tracks when a BNSF freight train crashed into the pickup, killing the driver. Crews say there are no railroad crossing arms at the intersection. The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the crash.