A man got out of his vehicle after hitting a utility pole in central Minnesota, lay down on nearby railroad tracks and was fatally run over by a train, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Hwy. 10 and 42nd Street SE. in Haven Township roughly 3 miles south of the St. Cloud Regional Airport, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was identified as 35 years old and from nearby Sartell.

The incident closed traffic on the highway in both directions for more than 4½ hours.