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Lake Park man identified as victim of pickup-train collision near Perham

PERHAM,Minn. -- Authorities today have identified the 48-year-old man who was injured Thursday near here when his pickup truck collided with a train.

Gary W. Frieler, Lake Park, Minn., suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, where he is listed in guarded condition.

Frieler's pickup entered the path of an east-bound train and was struck at a right angle on the passenger side, causing the truck to roll over once, landing upright, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Emergency responders had to extricate Frieler, who was traveling south on 425th Avenue at about 4 p.m. Thursday.