Train Fatality In Faribault 19 Jun 12

A middle-aged man is dead after he was hit by a train in southern Minnesota Monday night. Faribault Police report that the unidentified man was crossing the tracks in his wheelchair when the Union Pacific train struck him at a high rate of speed. Police say that the man seemed to stop on the tracks as the train approached, however. It reportedly took the train engine more than a quarter mile to stop after the incident.