Killed at Crossing 12 Oct 11

A 65-year-old Chaska man was killed when he drove around safety arms at a railroad crossing in Sherburne County’s Becker Township Tuesday and was hit by a freight train.

65-year-old Dennis McKeever died at the scene.

According to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, McKeever was traveling north on Sherburne County Road 52 when he approached the railroad crossing grade at U.S. Highway 10 in Becker Township. Witnesses told authorities McKeever drove around the crossing arms and was hit by the train.

The crash happened at about 12:30 Tuesday afternoon and is under investigation.