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Two injured near Bemidji in train-pickup crash

BEMIDJI, Minn.—Two people were hurt Sunday afternoon when the pickup truck in which they were riding was hit by a train in Beltrami County, about 12 miles west of Bemidji.

According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, Janice Callahan, 73, of Chatfield, Minn., was driving the pickup north at about 2:10 p.m. and entered the railroad crossing. The truck was then hit by the train.

Callahan sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken by air to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn., where she is now in "fair" condition. The passenger, Thomas Burke, 74, of Chatfield, Minn., was taken by ambulance to the Sanford Bemidji emergency room. He was in "good" condition as of Monday afternoon.

No BNSF employees were hurt the in crash.

The railroad crossing is controlled only by a stop sign, according to the sheriff's office.

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