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      Man hospitalized after truck hit by train

      Eastern Missouri authorities are investigating after a freight train struck a pickup truck.

      The accident happened Wednesday evening in Winfield. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Gary Nelsen of Elsberry was trying to cross the tracks when the truck was struck by the train.

      Nelsen was taken by helicopter to a St. Louis-area hospital. Details about his condition were not immediately available.

      The patrol says the crossing was marked with activated lights and bells.