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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 44-year-old man is dead after authorities say he was hit and killed after attempting to drive around a train.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Department received a report early Sunday morning of a car-train accident on the 180th Avenue crossing, west of Audubon.

Police say the driver, Eric Dean Grina, of Audubon, was the only occupant in the vehicle. Officials say it appeared that Grina attempted to drive around the lowered crossing arm, as an eastbound train was approaching the intersection.

The train hit the vehicle, sending it into the south ditch between Highway 10 and the railroad tracks. Grina was pronounced dead at the scene.

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