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Pedestrian fatally struck by train near downtown Fargo

Emergency crews responded to a report of a person being hit by a train near downtown Fargo along the Red River early Thursday night, April 25. Barry Amundson / The Forum1 / 3
An ambulance and fire trucks responded to the scene of a person being hit by a train near the railroad overpass on 2nd Street North in downtown Fargo early Thursday night, April 25. The accident occurred about a quarter mile east of the overpass along the flooded Red River. Barry Amundson / The Forum2 / 3
A train struck a person on the railroad tracks about a quarter of a mile east of the 2nd Street North railroad overpass along the flooded Red River early Thursday night, April 25. Police, ambulance personnel and firefighters were on the scene. Barry Amundson / The Forum3 / 3

FARGO — A person is dead after being hit by a train near downtown Fargo along the flooded Red River, Thursday evening, April 25.

Emergency crews responded to the scene about a quarter mile east of the railroad overpass at Second Street North around 6:35 p.m.

Police set up yellow tape around the train cars at the scene where the person's body was found. About an hour after the accident was reported, the body was still on the tracks under the rail cars. The city ambulance crew had a stretcher out along Second Street North, but returned without a person.

The stopped train blocked the road where the railroad tracks cross North Broadway and Fourth Street North until around 9 p.m.

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