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Train hits, kills pedestrian in Rochester

Law enforcement is investigating an incident where a deceased person was found by Rochester railroad tracks.

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ROCHESTER — A 25-year-old Rochester male was found deceased Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, near train tracks in Rochester, according to the Rochester Police Department.

Around 11:30 p.m., the department received a report that a train hit a pedestrian and was lying on the tracks near Broadway Avenue and Civic Center Drive Northeast. Law enforcement located the man in this area.

RPD, the Canadian Pacific Police Service and the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.

Law enforcement provided no additional information.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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