BIG LAKE - A Big Lake man was struck and killed by a train on Wednesday night.

The incident happened at about 6:15 p.m. Authorities were called to the BNSF Rail crossing on Highway 25 to reports that a person was hit by a train.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Cody Haberman of Big Lake was dead by the time authorities arrived. The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.

There's been a rumor circulating that Mayor Raeanne Danielowski witnessed the incident. Police say that isn't true: she was in a city council meeting at the time.

Big Lake Police, the Minnesota State Patrol, Big Lake Fire and CentraCare paramedics all responded to the scene/