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Atwater and Kandiyohi County agencies on Tuesday survey an area of railroad tracks in downtown Atwater. Law enforcement officials confirmed the death of an adult female at the site. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Police: Woman dies on train tracks in Atwater

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

ATWATER -- An adult female died Tuesday on the railroad tracks in downtown Atwater after an apparent accident involving a train at about 4:45 p.m.

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Few details of the accident are known. It held up the train until 7 p.m., Atwater Police Chief Reed Schmidt said.

By about 6 p.m., the train's engines and a few of the cars were being disconnected and pulled away from the rest of the train to allow access to remove the woman's body, which was under a train car.

Schmidt, Atwater Ambulance, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Kandiyohi County Coroner responded to the accident.

No other information was available at press time.

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