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Updated: 10:45 a.m. on October 7, 2019 

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha police are investigating after a woman was struck by a train near Frame Park on Sunday night, October 6. 

It happened around 8:45 p.m. 

Authorities are withholding the woman's identity until family is notified. 

Police say they are not treating in the incident as a criminal investigation. 

Waukesha police is getting help with the investigation from the the Waukesha County Medical Examiner's Office and Canadian National Railroad. 

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Published: 10:18 p.m. on October 7, 2019 

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha police are investigating what has been described as a serious train versus pedestrian accident near Frame Park.

According to a tweet from the Waukesha Police Department, the accident happened around 8:45PM at the Moreland bridge across the Fox River.

The Canadian National train is stopped and blocking street traffic at Moreland, as well as Whiterock Avenue and Perkins Street.

A viewer living near the scene said she heard the train's whistle and then its brakes but did not see the accident. 



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JacquiFarber 17 days ago
This is odd.... my son and I were heading home in Glendale at 7:30pm. We were waiting for the train on Glendale which was coming from Mukwonago heading north . It was going about 35-40 mph.... then stopped dead on the tracks within 15-30 seconds. We knew something was up as trains don’t stop that fast. We drove to 59 and went over bridge... we could see the trains headlight about 1/2 mile down in the trees. It was blocking Lawnsdale too. Wonder what was that train stopping about if they say the other accident was by Frame Park over an hour later???????
Ghost JacquiFarber 17 days ago
Well the solution is a simple one if you know anything about the downtown area of Waukesha. At Grand Avenue over by the restaurant La estacion, the track that the train had the incident on in Frame Park splits into two. The train that you saw coming to a sudden stop was on its way in to downtown Waukesha. The train that had the accident was going to be going through and out of Waukesha via the track that leads South towards Southwest Avenue and towards the Weldall manufacturing facility. Because of that split in the track at Grand Avenue, any train heading westbound having a problem that needs to suddenly stop, stops the train on the opposite split track west of Grand Avenue. So I suppose by technicality this person that got hit by the train caused A disruption in two train services last night.
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