RED WING, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Emergency crews rescued a Red Wing man over the weekend after his vehicle struck a train.
According to the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred Saturday at about 2:25 p.m. Jason Shequen, 26, of Red Wing, was eastbound on County Road 21 in Wacouta Township when he fell asleep and his vehicle struck the side of a southbound Canadian Pacific freight train.
Shequen's pick-up was spun around and then struck the stop arm/cross buck, shearing it off. Shequen was trapped inside the vehicle and was rescued by the Red Wing Fire Department. He was then transported by ambulance to Mayo Clinic-Red Wing and airlifted from there to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Officials say the train was unaware that an accident had occurred and had continued southbound. Train traffic was halted until around 4:35 p.m., when the scene was cleared.
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