Dune Buggy Rider Hit by Train Identified

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RENO, Nev. - Deputies have released the name of Sunday's dune buggy vs train accident victim in Truckee.

It happened about 1:45pm on the train tracks in the Truckee River canyon near Farad at the state line. Forty-four-year-old Winthrop Crowell was unable to get out of the buggy that was stuck on the tracks before the train hit. His female passenger was able to escape in time.

Cowell was flown to Renown. Emergency workers said he was alert and responsive but would not classify the seriousness or nature of his injuries.

A California Highway Patrol representative said no traffic lanes were blocked.



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