SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – A Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad train derailed on Tuesday in rural Beadle County east of Cavour.
According to the Huron Plainsman, a semi tractor and trailer combination collided with the train which caused the derailment of several train cars and damage to the semi tractor.
The Huron Plainsman reported South Dakota Highway Patrol and RCPE are investigating the crash.
Steve Long with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety told KELOLAND News the crash happened at 410th Street and U.S. Highway 14 at 9:16 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Long says inital reports say the train hit the trailer of a semi and train cars derailed.
The driver of the semi was a 28-year-old man and he suffered minor injuries.