Man killed by Northstar train

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Jan 21, 2014 at 6:23 am

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.

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