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Man killed in train accident Friday morning

Published: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 10:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 11:16 p.m. CDT

WATERMAN – A man was killed Friday morning after his truck was struck by a freight train at the intersection of Route 30 and Crego Road east of Waterman.

Dale Grometer, 59, of Waterman was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:01 a.m.

DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said Grometer’s 2005 Chevrolet pick-up truck was parked on the train tracks that run parallel to Route 30.

Scott said they received the call about the incident at 7:28 a.m. The intersection was reopened to traffic at 9:45 a.m.

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