Detroit Lakes, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities in northern Minnesota’s Becker County are investigating a fatal encounter between a train and a pedestrian. 

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The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the report of a train-pedestrian collision shortly after 1:30 Monday morning. The preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrian was struck by an eastbound BNSF train. 

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The fatal incident occurred near a railroad crossing between Audbon and Detroit Lakes. Responding deputies located a deceased person at the scene. 

Investigators are still working to confirm the identity of the pedestrian. A statement from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the incident is ongoing. The body has been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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