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Waterloo Man Killed, Another Hurt in Collision with Train
RUDD, Iowa (AP) - One man died and another was hurt when a train hit a pickup truck in the northern Iowa city of Rudd.
The Iowa State Patrol says the crash happened Saturday morning when a pickup driven by 73-year-old Gary Lee Eilers of Waterloo drove onto the tracks.
The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/ZFhYoR ) a Canadian Pacific train pushed the pickup about a quarter of a mile down the tracks.
A passenger in the pickup, 32-year-old Brian Allen Leckness of Waterloo, was killed.
Eilers was flown to a Mason City hospital and then moved to a hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was in critical condition Saturday night.