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UPDATE: Winona State student struck, killed by train identified

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 UPDATE: Winona State University identified the victim as 25 year old Derek Bute of Alden, Minnesota.

The university said Bute began at WSU in the fall of 2012 as an exercise science major. 


A Winona State University student was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning in Winona.

According to dispatch, the 25 year-old student fell onto the tracks at the Huff Street crossing around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The student was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

News 19 is awaiting the confirmation of the identity of the student.

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