Chaska man dies in car-train crash 12 Oct 11

A Chaska man was killed yesterday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by a train in Becker Township in Sherburne County.

The State Patrol has not released his name but the Star Tribune reports that Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott identified the victim as 65-year-old Dennis McKeever.

Witnesses say the driver was northbound on County Road 52 around 12:30 p.m. when he drove around the lowered safety arms and was hit by the BNSF Railway freight train.

The victim died at the scene. The State Patrol is still investigating the incident.