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Vehicle rolls down embankment, hits moving train on HWY 61

Driver received minor injuries

WINONA COUNTY, Minn. - A woman suffered minor injuries after her car ran off the road on Highway 61 in Winona County and hit a moving train on Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash happened at abotu 10 a.m. around mile marker 23, along Highway 61 between Winona and Homer.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Gina Wilson, 24, of West Salem, was going northbound when she lost control on the wet pavement, ran off the road, launched off a cement culver and rolled down to the railroad tracks and struck a moving train.

Wilson was wearing her seatbelt. The State Patrol says she was taken to Winona Health.

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The Winona County Sheriff's Office, Winona Area Ambulance, Pickwick Fire and Railroad Police assisted the Minnesota State Patrol. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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