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Published May 28, 2013, 04:32 PM

Fargo man dies after being struck by a train

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- One man is dead after being struck by a train early this morning in downtown Fargo.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- One man is dead after being struck by a train early this morning in downtown Fargo.

It happened around 4 AM at the railroad crossing of Main Avenue and 4th Street North.

Police say 59-year-old John Westra of Fargo was killed on scene.

The accident caused the train to stop and block traffic for about an hour and a half. While police and several squad cars were on scene.

Cross arms and lights did appear to be working at the time.

Sargent Tom Shaw- Fargo Police: "The Dilworth train yard called our dispatch center and relayed a message that one of their train crews believed somebody had been struck by a train here on the tracks north of the intersection of 4th Street and Main Avenue."

The accident remains under investigation.

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