- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

CALLAWAY, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton plans to visit a small northwestern Minnesota town where a train struck a propane tanker truck this week.

A freight train hit the truck in Callaway around midday Thursday. The tanker burned for hours as the propane was vented off until shortly after 10 p.m., when an explosion occurred.

The governor will meet Saturday with Callaway community members, local officials and representatives of Canadian Pacific Railway.

Residents of the town of about 230 were allowed to return home Friday.

Canadian Pacific spokesman Andy Cummings says video from the locomotive clearly shows the propane truck never stopped and pulled in front of the train. He says the crew sounded the locomotive’s horn as it approached the crossing.

Callaway is about 50 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota.


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