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Emergency crews work to extricate a pick-up truck from a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe locomotive east of Perham.

Fateful, fatal morning on the tracks

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It was a strange twist of fate that placed Amanda Bristlin next to the railroad tracks Friday morning, when a train-truck collision took the life of a Perham man.


The victim, Larry J. Brewer, was her neighbor--though she was unaware until later that day that the tragic accident May 29 hit closer to home than she realized.

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