“He was traveling eastbound on Highway K near Highway H when he went around the traffic control arms, which were down at the time,” said Lt. Gary Larsen, of the Caledonia Police Department. “He struck the southbound Hiawatha/Amtrack train.”
Investigators don’t believe the crash was intentional. However, they are waiting for the results of a toxicology report to see if Lawrence was impaired at the time.
Lawrence never regained consciousness following the crash.