- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) - A man has been struck and killed by a Northstar commuter train near Elk River.

Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says the man was walking on the tracks just north of the intersection of 192nd Avenue NW and Zebulon Street when he was struck about 4:45 p.m. Monday.

The sheriff says in a statement that the gate arms at the intersection were down, and the train stopped a short distance past the intersection after striking the man.

His name has not been released.

Passengers were taken to their destinations by other trains and buses while the line was shut down.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police are investigating.

John Siqveland of Metro Transit says it’s the second fatality involving a Northstar train since service started in 2009.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide