Pedestrian hit and killed by train in Winona

Police: Appears alcohol could be factor

Family says alcohol could have been a factor after a man was hit and killed by a train in Winona.

A call to 911 was made at approx. 1:50 a.m. on Friday for a man hit by a train. He was dead once police arrived on scene.

The Winona Police Department says 63-year-old Randolph Tofstad appeared to be attempting to crawl under a train at the crossing on South Baker and 7th Streets. 

The train was switching cars, and still moving slowly.

Police say Tofstad lived near the crossing, and was most likely trying to get home.

No foul play is expect.  Police believe the incident was accidental.  Family told police alcohol could have been a factor.