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Pedestrian killed by train in northern Minnesota

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A northern Minnesota man is dead after being struck by a train.

The incident happened Thursday night in Roseau County.

The Roseau County Sheriff's Department received a call around 11:15 Thursday night with a report that a Canadian National Train had hit a person. Details are sketchy at this point, but what do know is :

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The incident happened several miles west of Roosevelt, Minnesota on the train tracks just north of highway 11.

Roseau County sheriff's deputies and other emergency personnel responded to the scene.

A young adult man was apparently walking across the tracks, was hit by the train and found dead upon arrival.

The name of the of the man is being withheld until relatives have been notified, but we do know he was a resident of Lake of the Woods County.

The train was heading east bound and, according to authorities, was traveling between 30 and 40 miles per hour at the time it struck the man.

Authorities say it's unclear at this point why he was walking by the tracks, and it's also unclear at this point if this will be ruled a suicide.

The incident remains under investigation by the Roseau County Sheriff's Office.

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