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Published February 17, 2014, 04:09 AM

Brainerd man killed in snowmobile-train collision

Brainerd, MN (WDAY TV) - A snowmobiler died after colliding with a train in Brainerd.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Brainerd, MN (WDAY TV) -- A snowmobiler died after colliding with a train in Brainerd. The victim is 30 year-old Michael Flannigan.

The crash happened on the BNSF line underpass Sunday. Flannigan approached the tracks and tried to pass in front of an empty coal train. Train operators sounded the horn, but the snowmobile continued and was broadsided by the train. Flannigan was wearing a helmet.

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