MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man walking train tracks northwest of the Twin Cities metro Monday afternoon died when he was hit by a train, officials say.
The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says the man was walking just north of the intersection of 192nd Avenue and Zebulon Street in Big Lake Township.READ MORE: Vikings Reportedly Hire Kwesi Adofo-Mensah As GM
A northbound Northstar train struck and killed the man, who has not been identified. The gate arms at the intersection had been lowered prior to the incident, the sheriff’s office said.READ MORE: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Plans To Retire (CBS News)
The train stopped shortly after striking the man. Buses and other trains brought Northstar’s passengers to their destinations.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: Average Positivity Rate Dips, 52 Deaths Reported
Metro Transit Police are currently assisting the sheriff’s office in investigating the incident.