St. Cloud man hit by train

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Aug 7, 2014 at 4:55 am

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (KNSI) A St. Cloud man was injured last night after being hit by a train in Sauk Rapids.

Police Chief Perry Biese says it happened around 5 pm at a railroad crossing at 1945 Benton Drive.

Fifty five year-old Kevin Mitchell Olson was walking with another man across the tracks after a crossing arm had come down. The northbound BNSF freight train struck the man.

He was treated at the scene and then taken to St. Cloud Hospital with a serious leg injury. 

Biese says the train was traveling approximately 57 miles per hour when Olson was hit. 

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