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Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

COTTON, Minn. -- A man was killed in northeast Minnesota Wednesday morning when his SUV hit a stopped train west of Cotton.

Adam John Sharp, 28, was on his way to work about 45 miles northwest of Duluth in St. Louis County, when he drove into the train in the dense fog.

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A BNSF train with mechanical problems was stopped at a crossing when Sharp's Ford Explorer drove into the side of the train about 6 a.m., according to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office. There were areas of dense fog at the time of the crash, and, although the crossing is marked with a stop sign, it doesn't have flashing lights or a stop arm.

Sharp died at the scene.

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