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Man hit by train in Grand Forks was subject of welfare check

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grafton man found dead on the railroad tracks near the Grand Forks Amtrak station Friday has been identified by the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office as 50-year-old Jon Robert Engelland.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grafton man found dead on the railroad tracks near the Grand Forks Amtrak station Friday has been identified by the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office as 50-year-old Jon Robert Engelland.

Walsh County authorities notified Grand Forks law enforcement agencies about 10 a.m. Friday to be on the lookout for a 1995 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Engelland, but multiple units were unable to locate him for a welfare check, according to a news release.

The sheriff's office learned at 5:50 p.m. a person had been run over by a BNSF train in the 5500 block of DeMers Avenue. The engineer of a westbound train noticed a body lying on the tracks after passing a train going east and called 911, the release said.

First responders found Engelland dead at the scene, and they found the pickup nearby, the release said.

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