Operator of Road Grader Killed in Collision with Train
ZIM, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Hibbing man died when a train struck a road grader in the northeastern Minnesota town of Zim.
The St. Louis County sheriff's department identified the victim as 67-year-old Walter Maki Jr., who was driving the grader. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
No train cars derailed as a result of the collision.
The cause of the crash, which happened just before noon Tuesday, remains under investigation.
Zim is about 40 miles northwest of Duluth.