A man walking on tracks near Brainerd was hit by a freight train and killed, authorities said Monday.
The incident occurred about 7:20 a.m. Saturday just west of Pillager in May Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
Family identified the man as Michael E. Stellmach, 36, of Pillager.
A second man, 50 years old, was spotted in the area by crew on the eastbound train and taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. The Sheriff’s Office said that man was not hit by the train.