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Published August 11, 2012, 01:34 PM

Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Meeker County

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old pedestrian who was trying to cross train tracks in Meeker County has been hit and killed by a locomotive.

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old pedestrian who was trying to cross train tracks in Meeker County has been hit and killed by a locomotive.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the man was walking in Eden Valley on Saturday about 3:30 a.m. As he tried to cross on foot to the south side of the tracks, he was struck by a Canadian Pacific train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says the man's name is scheduled to be released later Saturday.

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