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Man struck, killed by Blue Line train Monday night in Minneapolis

Man struck, killed by Blue Line train Monday night in Minneapolis Photo: KSTP

Updated: September 03, 2019 09:36 AM

A man died Monday night after being struck by a Metro Transit light rail train in Minneapolis.

Howie Padilla, a spokesperson for Metro Transit, said a man was traveling west on 35th Street just before 9 p.m. and was on the light rail tracks at the intersection near Hiawatha Avenue when he was struck by a northbound Blue Line train.

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Padilla said officials still don't know why the man was on the tracks.

Blue Line service resumes after pedestrian vs train incident

Metro Transit said all warning devices were believed to have been active at the time.

Investigators are looking at video and talking with witnesses to determine why the man was on the tracks. The accident also temporarily stopped Metro Transit service between the Franklin and 46th Street stations, but it has since resumed.

The man's identity has not been released at this time.

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