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Man trying to remove motorcycle from tracks killed by train

July 8, 2018

EPPING, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 66-year-old North Dakota man was killed when he was struck by a train while attempting to move a motorcycle that was stuck on the tracks.

The Highway Patrol says the incident happened about 11:30 p.m. Saturday east of Epping, in northwestern North Dakota. The patrol says the man was attempting to cross the track on the motorcycle when it crashed and then became lodged between the track and a railroad tie.

Both the victim and motorcycle were struck by the locomotive.

No further details have been released. The crash remains under investigation.

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