Updated: Train Kills Woman, 67, in Town of Waukesha

Late Tuesday afternoon accident remains under investigation.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 3:05 p.m. Thursday to reflect the cause of death and the woman's identity.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department has identified the 67-year-old Town of Waukesha woman killed by a train on Tuesday as Lila Mallman.

Authorities have ruled her death as a suicide.


A train hit and killed a 67-year-old female pedestrian around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Town of Waukesha.

The accident occurred near Lawnsdale Road by Fox River Church. Lawnsdale Road was blocked off from just west of the church to Center Road.

From the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department:

The initial investigation indicates that a 67-year-old female from Waukesha was struck by the Canadian National train in the functioning crossing on Lawnsdale Road. The female was pronounced deceased on scene. There were no other injuries.

The 110-car Canadian National train was travelling southbound.

This incident remains under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department. The Canadian National Railroad Police will also be completing an investigation into the incident.

The City of Waukesha had two fatal train vs. pedestrian accidents in 2011 and in 2012.

gg January 31, 2013 at 01:11 AM
I was thinking the same thing.
Zabular Cranton January 31, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Thanks Sarah I understand.
kris February 01, 2013 at 04:41 AM
Likely a suicide. So selfish. No consideration for the trauma she caused the train engineers or heartache she caused her family/friends.
Annie Nominous February 01, 2013 at 07:48 AM
To Editor Millard: I have, for the most part, lost faith in journalists, but time and time again, you stand above the rest. I hope you stay true to yourself and your ethics...thanks.
gg February 01, 2013 at 09:20 PM
WOW, judgemental much? I feel sympathy and compassion for this person, even though she should have prayed for help instead of going this way. Oh well, she knows now. Anti-depressants make you suicidal too! Could have been that. :(


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