UPDATE: Investigators believe dog pulled man onto tracks before being hit by train
Updated: March 27, 2018
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – Investigators have released new information about the man who died when he was hit by a train in Waukesha Monday morning.
Police say 73-year-old Alois Hinkes was walking his dog when the train came through spooking the dog. Police say the dog pulled Hinkes onto the tracks and he and his dog were hit by the oncoming train and both were killed.
Posted: March 26, 2018
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A man and a dog are dead after police in Waukesha say they were hit by an oncoming train.
Waukesha Police say the man was walking with his dog across the tracks near Barstow and Carroll street around 6:40 Monday morning when he was hit and killed. The man died at the scene and the dog died on the way to the vet. The Canadian National train was stopped on the tracks for more than two hours from Broadway to Sunset while police investigated.
The railroad crossing is a no horn area. A neighbor says he sees people walking on or near the tracks in the area all the time.
"It's a tragedy. It seems like it's not the first time though, within the last year or two there's been a couple fatalities or injuries along this stretch of track," said neighbor David Elliott.
Officials have not yet released the man's age or name. Cars were detoured following the crash, however, police say normal traffic has resumed.