Jan 11, 2020 5:57 PM

Semitrailer driver dead after colliding with BNSF train

Posted Jan 11, 2020 5:57 PM

PEETZ, Colo. (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer died after colliding with a freight train in northeastern Colorado on Friday.

The collision happened at a rail crossing in Logan County near the Nebraska border. The semitrailer caught fire following the crash and the driver was later pronounced dead, Colorado State Patrol spokesman Cpl. Ivan Alvarado said.

The train's conductor reported back injuries, he said.

The railway is operated by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. A BNSF spokesperson told KCNC-TV that railroad crossing has crossbucks and stop signs.

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Jan 11, 2020 5:57 PM
Search for 'command vehicle' in mystery drone case

By MATT VOLZ-Associated Press

(AP)-A Colorado sheriff has rescinded his previous call for the public to be on the lookout for a command vehicle that may be operating the mysterious groups of drones spotted in recent weeks over parts of Colorado and Nebraska.

The Phillips County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday that the request for public assistance is no longer relevant, without offering more details.

A person who attended a closed-door meeting about the drones on Monday for law enforcement and government officials said authorities were never looking for such a vehicle.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the mysterious nighttime flights of six to 10 drones in grid-like patterns.