Man dies after being struck by train in Brainerd

Man dies after being struck by train in Brainerd

July 1, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

Brainerd, MN— On July 1, 2021, at 8:52 am, Brainerd Officers responded to a report of male party that was hit by a train. Officers responded to train tracks at SW 4th and located a deceased adult male party approximately 100 yards to the west. 

Initial information gathered by Officers that as the BNSF train was traveling eastbound prior to the SW 4th intersection the train operator observed an adult male party walking towards the tracks. The male party went onto the tracks in the path of the train as the operator applied the brakes and was struck. 

Officers were able to identify the 66-year-old male party, but his name is being withheld pending notification of family members. The male party has been transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

The investigation is on going in cooperation with BNSF personnel. 

Assisting the Brainerd Police Department in the investigation: Baxter Police Department, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota State Patrol, and the Brainerd Fire Department.