SANDPOINT — A Washington state man escaped injury Wednesday afternoon after the semi-truck he was driving was struck by a southbound train.
Idaho State Police said Gerrit L. Ten Kley, 63, of Elk, Washington, was driving a 2005 Kenworth semi-truck about 3:20 p.m. pulling a flatbed trailer when he failed to stop for a railroad crossing sign near the intersection of Edgemere Cutoff and Vay roads. The trailer was then struck by a southbound train.
Ten Kley was not injured and was wearing his seatbelt.
The intersection was blocked for about 2 hours.