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18-year-old struck by train while trying to take video on the tracks

NOW: 18-year-old struck by train while trying to take video on the tracks


Updated: 2:00 p.m. on August 22, 2017

The 18-year-old has been identified as 18-year-old Adam Sanchez of Twin Lakes.

He remains in critical condition.


KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office, along with Salem Lakes Rescue, were called to the report of a person hit by a moving train at the intersection of 258th Court and Wilmot Road.

The incident happened just after midnight Tuesday morning and the investigation shows an 18-year-old man was on the tracks with the intent to take video of the moving train with his cell phone. The conductor of the Canadian National train did see the man and began to slow the train, moving at approximately 35 miles per hour. The man didn't get out of the way in time and was struck. 

Flight for Life was called and transported the victim to Froedtert Hospital and remains in critical condition. The four other people he was with were not injured.

The train conductor said he could see lights from several phones as he approached. It took approximately one mile for the 118 car train to completely stop. Estimated weight of the train was over 13,000 tons.

Names of those involved are not being released at this time, as the investigation continues.

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