PEETZ, Colo. (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer passed away after colliding with a freight train in northeastern Colorado on Friday. The collision happened at a rail crossing near Peetz.

A spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol says the semitrailer caught fire following the crash and the driver was later pronounced dead. The train's conductor reported back injuries.

The railway is operated by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. A BNSF spokesperson told KCNC-TV that the railroad crossing has crossbucks and stop signs.

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