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Worker hospitalized after barge hits his boat on Missouri River

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A river worker is hospitalized after his boat was struck by a barge on the Missouri River near St. Charles.

The 51-year-old man's name has not been released following the accident on Wednesday. Police say he lives in the Rolla area. His condition was not immediately known.

Authorities say the man was doing work on a train trestle that crosses the river. He was driving a boat struck by a barge, even though the tug boat pushing the barge sounded its horn several times.

 The boat capsized and went under the barge. Workers on a rescue boat took the victim to shore.

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the crash.

 

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