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Woman dies after being struck by train in St. Cloud

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud police say a woman has died after she was stuck by a train.

The St. Cloud Times reports police identify the woman as 37-year-old Sharlean Laitinen of St. Cloud.

Police say Laitinen and a man were walking and tried to beat the train across the tracks late Sunday. The man made it across the tracks, but Laitinen was hit. She died at St. Cloud Hospital early Monday.

Police say the crossing arms were down.

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