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Pedestrian Struck By LRT, Killed

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Hiawatha light-rail train in south Minneapolis Sunday evening.

The incident happened at the VA Medical Center platform around 6:45 p.m.

John Siqveland, a spokesperson for Metro Transit, said about 10 people were on the northbound train when the person was struck.

The passengers were taken off the train and moved onto buses.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

The driver of the train is being tested for drugs and alcohol, which is routine, Siqveland said.

Buses are currently running between Fort Snelling Station and the 46th Street Station while investigators are completing their work. They will use surveillance video from the train and video from platform cameras to help in their investigation.

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