Pedestrian struck and killed by light rail in Minneapolis
Minneapolis (AP) — A light-rail train traveling about 50 mph has struck and killed a pedestrian in south Minneapolis.
Metro Transit spokesman Bob Gibbons says the train driver made eye contact with the man, who was then hit by the train about 1:35 p.m. Thursday.
Train service in the area was stopped for a time while authorities investigated.
It's the second fatal incident on the light rail system in two weeks. On Aug. 3, witnesses said Abdirahman Hirsi drove a car around a crossing arm and was struck by a train.
He died in the Hennepin County Medical Center on Aug. 9.
Information from: WCCO-TV, http://www.wcco.com
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