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Associated Press, Published October 21 2009

Headphones may have contributed to fatal train accident

LITCHFIELD, Minn. — Investigators says a man may have been listening to music on his headphones before he was struck and killed by a train in Litchfield.

Twenty-four-year-old Keith Sully McKay died Tuesday evening at a Burlington Northern/Santa Fe railroad crossing in Litchfield.

A Meeker County sheriff's report says the train, traveling at about 44 miles per hour, sounded its whistle for nearly a minute before the accident.

The victim's headphones and music player were found at the scene.

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