Skip to main content

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. 

Today's Top Stories

With no USA, who should Americans root for in the World Cup?

Watch: Driver keeps breaking laws, is viral hit for West St. Paul police

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. 

Next Up

MoorheadMurderSuspect

Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.

Jennifer Carnahan

Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back

Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.

Minneapolis Fire Department

One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis

Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.

ambulance

Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota

The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.

ConellHarris

Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.

image

FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise

A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.

Austin Robert LeClaire

Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party

The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.

image

State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers

Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.

image

Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct

One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.

blowing snow

Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?

Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.

Deer hunting blaze orange

To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN

The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.

covid

COVID levels rising in wastewater; BQ.1 now dominant

BQ.1 is the new dominant subvariant in Twin Cities wastewater.

Related

Train hits and kills man northwest of Duluth

The 34-year-old man died at the scene.

Train hits, kills Fridley man sitting on the tracks in Oak Grove

The man was dead when first responders arrived at the scene.

Boy, 14, killed by freight train in St. Paul

The boy had earlier been reported missing by his family.

Man hit and killed by train in west-central Minnesota

It happened in a small town southeast of Detroit Lakes.

Screen Shot 2019-08-31 at 7.20.14 AM

Woman hit and killed by Green Line train in St. Paul

The fatal accident happened just after 3 p.m. Friday.

Sheriff: Man crashes vehicle, then struck by a train and killed

It happened about five miles southeast of St. Cloud.

Person killed by coal train in Brainerd

He was laying on the tracks, train officials said.