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UPDATE: Man critically hurt after train hits semi

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PARKERSBURG, Iowa (AP) -- Officials say an Aplington man is in critical condition after the semi-trailer he was driving failed to stop at an eastern Iowa railroad crossing and was struck by a locomotive.

An Iowa State Patrol report says 42-year-old Byron Johnson was injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon. He was reportedly driving south when the semi ran through the Sinclair Elevator railroad crossing and was struck by an eastbound locomotive.

Johnson was airlifted to Covenant Hospital in Waterloo and then to University Hospitals in Iowa City. A Covenant Hospital spokeswoman says he was in critical condition.

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