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Iowa fatal truck-train crash

Near RUDD, Iowa (KTTC) -- One man died and another was hurt when a train hit a pickup truck in the northern Iowa city of Rudd over the weekend.

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.

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 Rochester Hospital.

He was in critical condition Saturday night.

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