Pedestrian killed by freight train in Brainerd, police say

A pedestrian was killed Thursday after being hit by a freight train in Brainerd.

Around 9 a.m., emergency personnel were notified by BNSF staff that someone was struck on the railroad tracks at the crossing near Laurel and Fourth streets.

Police Chief Mike Bestul said the victim was found by officers about 100 yards past the crossing.

Bestul said the identity of the victim would not be released until family was notified.

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