Rochester Police: Pedestrian hit and killed by train Saturday

Published: May. 20, 2023 at 3:07 PM CDT|Updated: May. 22, 2023 at 9:43 AM CDT
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – According to the Rochester Police Department, a pedestrian was hit and killed by a train Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m., officers responded to reports of a pedestrian hit by a train at 1st Avenue NW and Civic Center Drive NW.

Police said a 71-year-old man walked in the path of an oncoming train with his head down. Police said the train engineer was blowing the horn and the stop arms were activated and making noise.

Police say investigators don’t know if this was a case of suicide.

According to RPD, it does not appear anything criminal occurred.