Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train, prompting Northstar delays

The pedestrian died after being hit by the train in Coon Rapids.
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A pedestrian was killed after being hit by an Amtrak train in the north metro Monday morning.

The collision was reported at around 6:30 a.m., when an Amtrak train heading southbound from Seattle to Chicago struck the pedestrian just north of 85th Avenue in Coon Rapids.

There were 130 people on board at the time of the crash, the Star Tribune notes, none of whom were hurt. Details of the pedestrian have not yet been released.

The collision caused delays to the Northstar commuter trains that run between Big Lake and Minneapolis through Coon Rapids.

The Coon Rapids Police Department said 85th Avenue was shut down after the collision, though was reopened at 8:10 a.m.

The railway line took longer to re-open though, with the scene eventually cleared just before 10 a.m. 

In the meantime, Metro Transit accommodated Northstar travelers on the St. Cloud Metro Bus, as well as arranging other replacement bus services.

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