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Update: 58-year-old man killed at railroad crossing

Several law enforcement vehicles responded to a fatal accident involving a train and scooter Friday morning.

Posted: May. 18, 2018 8:53 AM
Updated: May. 18, 2018 1:27 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Several law enforcement vehicles responded to a fatal accident involving a train and scooter Friday morning.

“Upon officers’ arrival, they found a man deceased on scene who had been riding the scooter that was struck. Our initial investigation based upon eyewitness statements is that crossing gates were down and signals were operational at the time the accident occurred,” Rochester police said in a press release.

The victim has been identified as Ricky Allen Thalacker, 58 of Rochester.

Around 7:50 a.m., authorities responded to the intersection of Civic Center Dr. NW and 1st Ave. NW.

The Rochester Police Department is being assisted in its investigation by officials of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Canadian Pacific Police Service.

The roadway reopened at 1:20 p.m.

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