Man walking on train tracks struck, killed by Northstar train

At about 4:45 p.m. Jan. 20, a man walking on the train tracks just north of the intersection of 192nd Ave. and Zebulon St. in Big Lake Township (west of Elk River) was struck and killed by a northbound Northstar train.

The gate arms controlling the intersection were in the lowered position, and the train came to a stop a short distance beyond the intersection after striking the man.

Northstar customers were taken to their destinations by a combination of trains and replacement buses during the disruption.

Assisting at the scene was Elk River Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, BNSF and Elk River Fire Department.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police are investigating.