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Published May 28, 2013, 08:51 PM

Fargo man dead after being struck by train

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.

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 at the 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. The accident remains under investigation.

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