St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities are investigating a fatal collision involving a bicyclist and a train near the Minnesota State Capitol. 

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Limited information is available as of Thursday morning. It happened around 4:15 Wednesday afternoon. 

A news release issued by the Metro Transit Police Department says a Metro Transit Green Line Light Rail Train hit the bicyclist at the Rice St./State Capitol Station in St. Paul


The bike rider was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities say. Their name has not been released.

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Metro Transit Police are leading the investigation into the fatality and are being assisted by the St. Paul Police Department.

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Officials called in buses to replace the train during Wednesday evening's commute in St. Paul, the news release says. 

The scene was cleared a little more than two hours after the fatality and regular Light Rail service resumed around 6:30 Wednesday evening.

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