A train collided with a semi trailer carrying gravel Monday morning on Highway 14 east of Owatonna.
According to the Steele County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the semi, 29-year-old Hernan Francisco Orteg Rodriguez, of Granada, Minn., was headed east on Highway 14 when the eastbound train, traveling on the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks that intersect with the roadway, collided with the trailer near the Southeast 54th Avenue intersection in Havana Township. The crash occurred shortly after 8 a.m.
No injuries were reported and alcohol was not a factor, according to the report. The section of Highway 14 was closed and traffic was detoured.
The road was re-opened later in the afternoon.
The Minnesota State Patrol, Owatonna Fire Department and Canadian Pacific Railway also responded to the scene.