Teen dies after being struck by train in Albert Lea

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Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 9:39 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 1:16 PM CDT
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ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) – The Albert Lea Police Department responded to a report of a person hit by a train Tuesday night.

According to the City of Albert Lea, around 11:30 p.m. Albert Lea police responded to the Union Pacific railroad crossing near the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Ramsey Street after the train operations crew called in the incident.

The train was traveling southeast approaching this crossing when the crew observed a person laying across the railroad tracks. The crew worked immediately to stop the train before it struck the person, but were unsuccessful.

Upon arrival, officers found a 16-year-old boy dead at the scene.

No foul play is suspected. The incident remains under investigation.