Man dies in light rail collision

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Mar 23, 2013 at 7:03 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) A motorist was killed when his car collided with a Hiawatha light-rail train in south Minneapolis.

According to Metro Transit, the collision happened about 6:30 p.m. Friday at the East 26th Street crossing near Hiawatha Avenue.

The victim, identified as a 55-year-old man, died at the scene. He was the only person in the car.

The train dragged the car about a block before coming to a rest.

Metro Transit says the motorist apparently was trying to drive under the lowered crossing arms.

A fire ignited after the collision, but no one aboard the train was hurt.


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