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

The man was dead when first responders arrived at the scene.
Author:
Publish date:

A 31-year-old man from Fridley is dead after being hit by a train in Oak Grove, Minnesota, early Thursday morning. 

Deputies from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office received a report of a man hit by a train at 3:56 a.m. about a quarter of a mile south of 229th Ave. NW in Oak Grove. 

The man was dead when deputies arrived at the scene.

Train crew informed first responders that the man was sitting on the tracks between the rails facing north, and that they couldn't stop their southbound train before hitting him. 

Today's Top Stories

State trooper credits seatbelt for saving his life in sickening crash

Horrific crash between semi and van in Stearns County

Free summer YMCA memberships for students in the Twin Cities

Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Neil Dickerson recently wrote a blog about railroad safety, noting that it takes a train moving at 50 mph 1 1/2 miles to come to a complete stop, and that by the time a train engineer sees a person or vehicle it is often too late. 

According to the Bureau of Transportation, Minnesota had 237 train accidents/incidents in the latest year of reporting (2013), including 11 fatalities and 158 injuries. 

Next Up

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

Marcus Carr / Gopher basketball

Gophers tourney hopes take another blow with loss to Nebraska

Marcus Carr scored a career-high 41 points, but Minnesota is still winless on the road.

St. Paul police

St. Paul police arrest teenage boy in carjacking crackdown

This comes amid a dramatic spike in Twin Cities carjackings.

snow

Snow latest: Twin Cities set for up to 4 inches

A narrow system will travel across Minnesota overnight.

Blake Fredrick / Lake City Basketball

Lake City boys basketball player signs contract, honored on senior night

Frederick had a special call-up to the Tigers' varsity basketball team.

ambulance

Man dies after being shot outside home near Grove City

He was found outside a home in Acton Township.

Screen Shot 2021-02-27 at 9.39.00 AM

Teen wounded in 'accidental shooting' in Moorhead

The 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Another absurd night for Kaprizov as his legend grows

Kaprizov scored a crazy wrap-around goal in the Wild's victory over the Kings.

Related

Train hits and kills man northwest of Duluth

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

Chainsaw tree

Man killed by falling tree in Oak Grove

The 49-year-old was trying to cut the tree down at the time.

lake water

Body recovered from Lake George ID'd as Oak Grove man

The man was said to be swimming when he went under on Saturday.

Train hits, kills person in Moorhead on Monday

It happened five blocks north of MSU-Moorhead.

48905162992_bda8b2efa0_k

Man killed by Amtrak train in Fridley ID'd as 21-year-old

The man, from Coon Rapids, was killed Wednesday morning.

Man hit and killed by train in west-central Minnesota

It happened in a small town southeast of Detroit Lakes.

Train hits and kills man in St. Paul early Wednesday

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

48905162992_bda8b2efa0_k

Man dies in collision with Amtrak passenger train in Fridley

Amtrak says the individual was trespassing on railway property.