Update: Man, 75, Killed in Train Accident

Suicide occurred just before noon at South West and Progress avenues.

This story has been updated around 6 p.m. with more information.

The Waukesha Police Department is investigating a fatal accident after a train collided with a pedestrian at South West and Progress avenues at 11:43 a.m. Friday. The victim, a 75-year-old man, committed suicide when he was hit by the train, according to Capt. Ron Oremus.

The train blocked traffic near South West Avenue and Sunset Drive after the accident occurred.

The last fatal train vs. when a man in a nearby group home committed suicide.

Rick July 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM
@Carl... what was that? This is a very tragic situation and to turn it into a social / political statement is very crass. I agree with Sunnie, my sympathies are with the family... who know what they suffered or deal with before this was done.
timm dunn July 14, 2012 at 02:13 PM
It is a sad situation. I agree that less money needs to be spent on welfare rats and more on mental health to help people regain hope and see life in whole. very sad situation, thoughts go out to the family.
Kat July 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Maybe he didn't have a family....maybe that was just one of his many, many problems. Sadly, if people want to end their lives, they will always find a way.
Steve July 17, 2012 at 03:46 AM
He had a family.
Quality Fireplace Inc. July 18, 2012 at 03:07 PM
His wife had just died a few weeks earlier and he was depressed, really wanting to be with her again.


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