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Pedestrian hit by light rail train in Minneapolis

Published 9:25am Monday, January 13, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police are investigating the death of a pedestrian hit by a light rail train.

Authorities said a man was struck at an intersection about 6 p.m. Sunday. The train speed was about 45 mph and officials say the crossing gates were operating.

The intersection in Minneapolis was closed about two hours following the incident. Passengers were transferred to a bus. The train operator was taken off duty and tested for drugs and alcohol as per protocol.