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Authorities identify man killed by train south of Mahnomen

MAHNOMEN - The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of a train/pedestrian accident that occurred early Friday as Rueben Edward Burnette, 17, of Naytahwaush.

Canadian Pacific Railway dispatch notified authorities about 3:24 a.m. Friday that a train had struck a person near the Jefferson Avenue crossing south of Mahnomen, according to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff's Department had asked for the public's help in identifying the individual struck by the train.

The incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff's department at (218) 935-2255.