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Train Accident Ruled as Suicide

Man, 61, died Friday just south of Sunset Drive in the Town of Waukesha.

Train accident near Sunset Drive (Credit: Abe Van Dyke)
Train accident near Sunset Drive (Credit: Abe Van Dyke)
The death of a 61-year-old Waukesha man who was hit by a train Friday in Waukesha has been ruled a suicide, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.

The man was killed just south of Sunset Drive in the Town of Waukesha around 10 p.m. Friday.

The man was on bail for his sixth operating while intoxicated charge after being arrested in Waukesha in August.
Tj September 26, 2013 at 11:13 PM
The choo choo that runs south of Sunset Drive is a gentle reminder of bygone days when a Waukesha was a bustling center of commerce. Carnival barkers lined Main Street, exotic food and liquor filled the grocery store shelves, and hobos slept on all available park benches. Our demise began when they took down the Five Points Gazebo. Now our fairest citizens are throwing themselves in front of trains because the cupboards are bare and the food stamps have run dry. I shall place a candle in the window and say a prayer for our expedited return to prominence and for this poor sinner's redemption. Godspeed.
Alex Rolli September 27, 2013 at 07:48 AM
Tj, you're drunk. Go home.
BP September 27, 2013 at 01:06 PM
Let's see 1. Railroad pays their execs millions a year which we repay at the check out lanes. 2. Train brakes suck and trains have no steering and the trains go well past the sight stopping distance of the train. 3. This is 2013 with a dozen ways to have video monitoring ahead of the trains to get the trains stopped IN TIME when tracks are obstructed. 4. We are paying millions for state government and Federal government people and should have no businesses like railroads creating public safety hazards .5. Brings us back to doe---3. This is 2013 with a dozen ways to have video monitoring ahead of the trains to get the trains stopped IN TIME when tracks are obstructed. Railroads motto should be ---ANY TIME COULD BE TANKER TRUCK STUCK ON TRACKS TIME instead it's PROFITS FIRST AND SCREW 'em all--Let's make $$$.
Tara Lenihan September 28, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Any word yet on the release of the man's identity?

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