MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Trains are up and running in Coon Rapids after a person was hit and killed Monday morning.
An Amtrak track train hit someone near 85th Ave Northwest between East River Road and Highway 47. It happened shortly before 6:30 a.m.
Train traffic in the area was shut down for hours. Both Amtrak and Northstar service was affected.
According to a representative of BNSF Railway Company, “an Amtrak train struck a person on the tracks, not at a street crossing. All train traffic is stopped while personnel respond.”
WCCO spoke with a commuter who was on the Northstar in between the Coon Rapids and Fridley station. He said the train stopped and they waited for about 30 to 40 minutes before going back to Coon Rapids station where they let everyone off.