UPDATE: Name Released in Belle Plain Fatality

BELLE PLAINE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Belle Plaine Police Department says the person who died after being hit by the train was 42-year-old Justin Wisner from Belle Plaine.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Union Pacific Railroad around midnight that a train had hit a pedestrian.

Authorities say one person has died in the accident.

Around 6:20 a.m. railroad crossings were reopened.

Belle Plaine Police Department and Belle Plaine Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Authorities say the Belle Plaine Police are investigating a train vs. pedestrian accident.

Authorities said railroad crossings were still closed at 6 a.m. on April 23.

Cross traffic can be diverted to the underpass on 11th Avenue if necessary.


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