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Victims killed in separate light rail train collisions identified

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Authorities have identified the two people killed this week when they were hit by light rail trains in St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The Pioneer Press reports that 67-year-old woman Nurto Abdi Aden was killed at a pedestrian crossing west of the Hamline Avenue Station platform at about 11 a.m. Thursday.

She is said to have been running south across the tracks when she was hit by an eastbound Green Line train.

The newspaper says it was the 12th pedestrian incident, and the third fatal one, since the Green Line started testing in April 2014.

On Friday, a cyclist was killed when he was struck by a Blue Line train by 46th Street Station in south Minneapolis.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed on Saturday that he was 29-year-old Jason McCormick, of Minneapolis, who suffered "multiple blunt-force injuries" in the collision Friday morning.

The Star Tribune reports he had to be extricated by firefighters after becoming trapped beneath the train. He died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

A Metro Transit spokesman told the newspaper that he was hit by a southbound train as he went over a crossing, seemingly ignoring the flashing lights, ringing bells and crossing arm.

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