Pedestrian struck, killed by train

Published 10:00 pm Monday, May 20, 2019

COON RAPIDS  — An Amtrak train has struck and killed a pedestrian in Coon Rapids.

Police said the southbound train was heading from Seattle to Chicago when it hit a person about 6:30 a.m. Monday. No one else was hurt.

The investigation shut down the two-track rail line in both directions, as well adjacent roadways.

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The train eventually continued to St. Paul’s Union Depot where Metro Transit sent buses to the rail stations to pick up its passengers.