Detroit Lakes Man Identified After Being Hit by Train


BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — One man is dead after being hit by a train one mile north of Detroit Lakes over the weekend.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Joseph Mackner, of Detroit Lakes was walking south on the tracks shortly after 5 o’clock Sunday night when he was struck by a Canadian Pacific Railroad train.

Authorities say he was pronounced dead on the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

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