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Authorities release name of Hutchinson, Minn., woman killed by train

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ATWATER -- A 60-year-old Hutchinson woman living at a halfway house in Atwater was killed in the train incident Tuesday along the railroad tracks in downtown Atwater.

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According to Atwater Police Chief Reed Schmidt, the investigation revealed that Susan Mortenson stepped in front of an oncoming Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.

The incident was reported around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. The westbound train was delayed until around 7 p.m.

According to Schmidt, Mortenson was living at Woodland Centers halfway house on Third Street in Atwater. Woodland Centers is a regional mental health center.

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