Train, Vehicle crash results in injury


Grand Forks Police were dispatched to a Train/ Vehicle crash at Demers Avenue and 42nd Street, around 10:56 a.m. Sunday morning. The crash involved a 2012 Chevy Equinox driven by 87 year old Grand Forks resident, Theresa Knutson. Knutson’s vehicle was pushed off the roadway and onto BNSF property, east of North 42nd Street.

Knutson was transported to Altru Hospital for possible minor injuries. Knutson was cited for Failure to Obey Railroad Crossing.

The BNSF train was traveling east bound at approximately 10MPH on the north set of track when it made contact with Knutson’s vehicle. There were no reported injuries or damages from BNSF staff. 

The Grand Forks Police were assisted by the Grand Forks Fire Department, Altru paramedics and BNSF Staff.