Three teens were hospitalized after a train struck a pickup truck east of Hoyt Lakes Saturday afternoon.
Around 4 p.m., a Dodge truck was traveling west on Skibo Road near Pine Street in Bassett Township when it was struck by a northbound CN train, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported. Authorities believe the truck failed to stop at a stop sign at the tracks before it was hit.
All three occupants of the truck - Tyler Tedrick, 19, Lonny Callender, 18, and a 14-year-old whom the Sheriff’s Office did not name - were taken to Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora, but the Sheriff’s Office could not comment on the extent of their injuries Sunday night.
The incident remains under investigation.
The East Range Police Department, Hoyt Lakes Ambulance, Hoyt Lakes Fire Department, Aurora Fire Department and Brimson first responders assisted at the scene.