Man dead after being struck by train on Brice Prairie

Man dead after being struck by train...

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - An Onalaska man was struck by a train early Sunday morning, according to the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office.

Jason Alan Hauser, 43, of Onalaska, was lying on the train tracks near Lytle's Landing on Brice Prairie at approximately 1:50 a.m. when he was struck by a Burlington Northern & Santa Fe train, the release said.

It is believed that Hauser was last seen at 11 p.m. Saturday evening near the rail bridge by Lytle's after spending most of the day on the river with friends, authorities said.

The engineer of the train immediately braked but was unable to stop prior to hitting Hauser and no other pedestrians were in the area at the time of the accident, the release said.

The accident is still under investigation.

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