Teenager dead after being hit by train in Coon Rapids

Updated: December 13, 2019 10:36 PM

A teenager died after being hit by a Metro Transit Northstar Commuter Train in Coon Rapids Friday night. 

According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, officers were called at 6:46 p.m. regarding a train versus pedestrian crash in the area of 119th Ave. NW and the double railroad tracks near Northdale Blvd. NW. 


The Northstar train had around 50 passengers on board at the time of the crash. No passengers were injured. 

The teenage male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

A Metro Transit spokesperson told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the teenager walked up to the tracks with another person, who did not try to cross. The witness is being interviewed as part of the investigation.

According to Metro Transit, the cross signals were activated when the teenager attempted to cross. Spokesperson Howie Padilla said they do not suspect foul play.

The incident is under investigation by the Coon Rapids Police Department, Metro Transit Police Department, Midwest Medical Examiner's Office and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. 

Metro Transit tweeted that NorthStar service northbound near Coon Rapids was disrupted due to the incident.

Passengers were on the train for about two hours before they were allowed to get off. Buses were made available to take passengers to their destinations.

There is no other information at this time.

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