Freight train strikes, kills woman in Detroit Lakes

Published 10:15 am Monday, February 20, 2017

DETROIT LAKES — Police in Detroit Lakes say a 56-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a freight train.

Authorities were called about a pedestrian being hit by a train Saturday night. WDAY-TV reports paramedics found the woman dead on the railroad tracks.

A spokeswoman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tells the Star Tribune the person was struck about 9 p.m. at the Washington Avenue crossing in Detroit Lakes.

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Train traffic in the area was halted until shortly after midnight while officers responded to the scene.

The name of the victim has not been released.