15-year-old out with her dog hit and killed by train

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A teenager and her dog are both dead after being hit by a train in central Minnesota.

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office said 15-year-old Stacy Hundeby was outside with her dog just around 6 p.m. Saturday.

At 6:09 p.m., first responders were called to the scene in Wadena on a report of a pedestrian being hit by a train.

First responders arrived and found both Hundeby and the dog had been struck and killed by a train traveling eastbound.

The investigation is ongoing – a spokesperson told BringMeTheNews more information may be released when it's concluded.

A 'smart, friendly girl with a big heart'

Hundeby was a freshman at Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools, and the district said in a statement it extends its "deepest condolences" to her family and friends.

"Stacy was a smart, friendly girl with a big heart who enjoyed art and music at WDC. Stacy was also a member of the WDC FFA chapter," the Facebook post says. "Stacy will be deeply missed by her friends and the staff at WDC High School."

The school will have extra counselors available this week to help anyone who is struggling with the loss. Flags at the school will fly at half-mast well.

"Please keep Stacy’s family in your thoughts and prayers," the school said.

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