Weld Road grader v. train.

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Weld county road 27 and 6, a weld county road grader was hit by a train, grader was cut in half and drive ejected. Fort Lupton fire responding and requesting mutual aid from Brighton.
 

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A Weld County road grader operator has suffered what are believed to be serious injuries when his maintainer and a train collided at about 1:30 p.m. south of Fort Lupton.

Margie Martinez with the Weld County Sheriff''s Office said a helicopter has been called to air lift the man to a hospital.

The accident is at the intersection of Weld County Roads 27 and 6, about four miles south of Fort Lupton, and less than half a mile east of U.S. 85 on Weld 6.

Pat Persichino, director of the Weld Department of Public Works, said he didn’t know how the grader got on the train tracks and was hit by the train — which was traveling northbound. The grader was working on Weld 6 when it was struck, Persichino said.

He also didn’t know the condition of the man who was airlifted. Persichino didn’t name the man.

Weld sheriff’s deputies and the Colorado State Patrol are investigating the crash, Persichino said.
 
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WELD COUNTY (MyFoxColorado.com) - A county road grader driver was killed when a train collided with the vehicle he was driving.

The driver had been crossing the tracks when the train struck the grader on the right cab knocking the grader off to the side of the tracks and ejecting the driver.

He was airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the man is Doug Wigham, 30, of Fort Lupton.
 

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Its a tragedy to loose one at such a young age, must have been busy with the grader and not noticed the train, Thats to Big vehicles coming together............Hoser
 
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