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Mason City man under investigation after crashing truck through closed railroad intersection


This news story was published on September 16, 2019.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man is under investigation after yet another incident in which a driver crashed his truck into a rail road intersection where no one should have been driving.

On September 15, 2019 at about 4 am officers were sent to check on a truck that was reportedly stuck on the Union Pacific railroad tracks near 9th St. N.W. between N. Monroe and N. Jackson. Officers arived and located the truck which was unoccupied. During the investigation, officers found the truck had originally been eastbound on 9th St. N.W. and crashed through signage that had been in place since the railroad crossing was removed as a result of the Quiet Zone Project in the spring of 2018.

Police say the person responsible for driving the truck at the time of the incident was 43-year-old Aaron Madsen of Mason City. Madsen was cited for not having a driver’s license and failing to maintain control.

The department is continuing to investigate the incident and more charges may be likely.

NIT reported just days ago the Mason City man Matt Bernhardt crashed his truck into a train on 6th Street in town and was under investigation until police arrested him for felony drunk driving.

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4 Responses to Mason City man under investigation after crashing truck through closed railroad intersection

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 18, 2019 at 8:21 am

    what is there to investigate? he was drunk or on meth and drunk. shocker. hes the first guy to get on those tracks in a while without catching a bullet to the spine. he sorta won, coulda been a parapalygarino.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 17, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Dumb Ass!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 17, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Since that was no longer a place where the public had easemen, and it was very well posted, the person should be charged with Felony trespass.

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    Thomas Reply Report comment

    September 16, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    He’s being railroaded. Haha