- Associated Press - Sunday, December 20, 2015

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - Coon Rapids police say a pedestrian walking along railroad tracks has been struck and killed by a train.

Police say the accident happened about noon Sunday near Northdale Boulevard. No other details were provided.

A spokeswoman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tells the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1Nx4Z3K ) an eastbound BNSF train struck a person walking on the railroad tracks at a spot that was not designated for pedestrians.

Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and railroad personnel responded to the scene.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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