SAUK RAPIDS, Minn (WCCO) — A man wearing headphones was struck and killed by a train in Sauk Rapids, Minn.

The incident happened just before noon Thursday near the 1800 block of North Benton Drive.

Police said the 47-year-old man was walking his dog along the tracks and listening to music in his headphones when he was struck by a southbound train.

The victim was not immediately identified, pending notification of family members.

Comments (4)
  1. Bobby says:

    wow…i can’t disagree…but wow.

  2. markH says:

    Because we all originated from Adam and Eve, that man was our brother! We should all thank Jesus that he had him in his loving arms at the end and he lives forever in paradise with our Lord and Savior.

    Another perspective is that life is just random events, and as Robert Ingersoll says “In the natural world there are neither punishments nor rewards-there are only consequences.” Peace.

  3. J says:

    I was listening to the online radio stream at this time, and heard “Emergency emergency, we struck a pedestrian at MP77.5”. Never something you want to hear, much less experience! Again, if you are going to listen to headphones while walking along the RR tracks, especially ones as busy as the area where this accident happened, you are making yourself a huge target. I think something like this happened in Buffalo a few years back, but I don’t know the full details behind that one.

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