UPDATE FRIDAY APRIL 26TH: Fargo Police have identified the man who died after being struck by a train Thursday night as 24-year-old Trent Mitchell. He has no permanent address.
Officers responded to 2nd Street North and 4th Avenue North to an area without vehicle crossings near Wildflower Park at 6:35 Thursday night.
FARGO — A man is dead after being hit by an eastbound BNSF train near downtown Fargo along the flooded Red River, Thursday evening, April 25.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene about a quarter mile east of the railroad overpass at Second Street North after responding to a 6:35 p.m. call, they found a man with significant trauma and pronounced him deceased, police said.
Officers set up yellow tape around the train cars at the scene where the person's body was found. About an hour after the accident was reported the body was still on the tracks under the rail cars. The city ambulance crew had a stretcher out along Second Street North, but returned without a person. Later, the Cass County Coroner's van was spotted at the site near Wildflower Park.
The stopped train blocked the road where the railroad tracks cross North Broadway and Fourth Street North until around 9 p.m.