MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A bicyclist was killed Monday night after being hit by a light rail train in south Minneapolis.
Metro Transit says the crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. near the intersection of 35th Street and Hiawatha Avenue.READ MORE: Vikings Rookie Jaylen Twyman Shot 4 Times In Washington D.C.
The cyclist, identified as a man, was traveling west on 35th Street when he was hit by a northbound Blue Line train.
Officials say warning gates were operating as usual. It’s unknown why the cyclist was on the tracks.READ MORE: VIDEO: Youths In Custody After Fireworks Display Ignited Inside Eagan Hy-Vee, Police Say
The man died at the scene.
The crash stopped Blue Line service between Franklin Avenue and 46th Street stations for about an hour.MORE NEWS: Andy Slavitt, Fmr. Biden Advisor, Pens Book On What U.S. 'Could Have Done Better' In COVID Response
Last week, a woman died after being struck by a Green Line train in St. Paul.