WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Train Hits, Kills Eveleth Man

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. This 62-Year-Old Minn. Woman Is A Sage For Anglers
  2. Duluth, Minneapolis Rank Among Top 10 Most Livable U.S. Cities
  3. Excitement Builds For First Day Of Minnesota State Fair
  4. WCCO At The Fair: Al Franken
  5. Pull Up An Invisible Chair

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. (AP) — A 38-year-old Eveleth man is dead after officials say he was hit by a train in northeastern Minnesota.

The Saint Louis County Sheriff’s Office got a call just before 3 a.m. Sunday in Mountain Iron. Deputies say a Canadian National Railroad staff member reported a southbound train hit a person who was on the tracks.

It happened on the railroad’s property near Mountain Iron Drive, near the boundary between Mountain Iron and Virginia. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is still under investigation. Authorities say the victim’s name will be released once family members are notified.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,808 other followers