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Train, ATV Crash

The Dakotan
 August 4, 2022

North Dakota Highway Patrol News Release 

August 4, 2022  

Morton County - Train and ATV Injury Crash  

What: Injury Crash  

Where: Private Railroad Crossing #086294B, approximately 10 miles NW of Mandan 

 When: 10:28am CST  

Road Conditions: Good - Gravel Road  

Weather Conditions: Sunny/Clear  

Crash Involvement: Train and ATV  

Type of Crash: Angle/Intersection  

Agencies Involved: Metro Ambulance Service, Morton County Sheriff’s Office  

Vehicle No. 1: 2007 Bombardier ATV  

Driver No. 1: 32-year-old male – Bismarck – serious injuries  

Restraints: No helmet  

Charges: Under Investigation  

Vehicle No. 2: BNSF Locomotive Train – 70 cars with mixed freight and some empty  

Driver No. 2: 61-year-old male – Bismarck, ND (Engineer) – no injuries Restraints: N/A  

Charges: Under Investigation  

Passenger No. 1: 55-year-old male – Bismarck, ND (conductor) – no injuries  

Restraints: N/A 

 NARRATIVE: The BNSF locomotive was traveling southbound on a BNSF railway at approximately 25mph. The Bombardier ATV was traveling eastbound on a gravel roadway along a private field. The ATV proceeded to cross the railroad tracks at a marked crossing and was struck by the locomotive. The driver of the ATV sustained serious injuries and was transported to Sanford hospital by Metro Ambulance Service. The train Engineer and Conductor were not injured.  

This crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. 

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