Former hockey player struck and killed by train

A former hockey player was killed after he was struck by a train in Shoreview.

The man played hockey at Michigan State University and then played minor league hockey until 1978 when he played for the professional team, the Philadelphia Flyers.

The man was standing on the railroad when the accident occurred. The engineer allegedly sounded the horn and attempted to stop, but was unable to. The man was visiting family in the area when the accident occurred.
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Our deepest condolences are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.