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Train hits and kills man in St. Paul early Wednesday

Train operators said the man tried to get out of the way.

A man is dead after being hit by a train in St. Paul early Wednesday morning. 

BNSF spokesperson Amy Mcbeth tells BMTN that the person killed was struck by a train and fatally injured around 4 a.m. Wednesday. The man was not at a road crossing when he was hit.

St. Paul police arrived at the scene and found the man had already died. The incident happened near Point Douglas Road and Springside Drive, runs adjacent to the tracks and Hwy. 61 on the southeast side of the city. 

The train's engineer and conductor told officers that the train was traveling north on the east-side tracks on its way to a train yard when the engineer and conductor saw the man and attempted to stop. They said the victim appeared to see the train coming and tried to get out of the way but was too late. 

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The train operators immediately made an emergency stop. 

The identity of the man is being withheld pending notification of family and an autopsy by a medical examiner. 

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