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Bicyclist killed by Northstar train identified as father-of-three

The 48-year-old was hit in Fridley, with his body later found in Coon Rapids.

The bicyclist hit and killed by a Northstar train on Thursday has been identified as a father-of-three from Minneapolis.

Dan Corr, 48, was struck by the train in Fridley on Thursday afternoon, with his body later found by authorities several miles north, on the tracks in Coon Rapids.

A GoFundMe campaign set up to help his family says that Corr was the father of three children and had four grandsons.

He had previously beaten pancreatic cancer despite the low survival rate for the kind with which he was diagnosed, and was known as "The Beast of Nordeast" for his passion for lifting weights.

"Dan was a loving, kind, compassionate man with a big heart. Dan loved his family and was loved by many people," the GoFundMe says.

"He enjoyed working out at the gym, working on cars, and he was the most happiest in life just hanging out with his kids and family making us laugh.

"Dan was known to tell his stories in a way that would make us laugh til our stomach hurt! All that knew Dan knew how crazy and strong this dude was."

According to the Star Tribune, passengers on the train heard a "loud smashing noise a few miles before approaching the Coon Rapids platform," with Corr's body found when a conductor got out to check at Coon Rapids.

The GoFundMe has so far raised just over $1,200.

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