A 61-year-old man was killed Thursday after his pickup was struck by an oncoming train about 11 miles northwest of New Rockford.

The Cathay man was driving a 1999 Chevy pickup northbound on 58th Avenue Northwest when he failed to yield for a westbound BNSF train, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol report. The crash occurred at 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

The pickup was struck on its passenger side, which caused it to roll into a ditch north of the train's right-of-way.

The crash remains under investigation. The name of the man killed in the crash is being withheld pending notification of family members.

(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or Blair.Emerson@bismarcktribune.com)

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