2 fatally struck by trains in separate incidents

Two pedestrians were hit and killed by trains on Sunday, one in downtown Dundas near Northfield, Minn., and a recent high school graduate in Fargo.
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Two people were hit and killed by trains on Sunday, one near Northfield, Minn., and one in Fargo.

Friends say Colby Anderson, 18, who just graduated from Fargo North High School, was struck at about 3 a.m. Sunday, WDAY reports. He was hit just west of NDSU's campus and had been crossing at an unmarked part of the tracks with three friends, WDAY says.

Another pedestrian was hit late Sunday night in downtown Dundas, just southwest of Northfield, Patch reports. The train, operated by Canadian Pacific Railway, remained stopped in town after the accident, Patch reported.

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