Prairie du Chien police investigate fatal train-pedestrian incident

Police: Man killed by train, dog pulled him onto tracks

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (WKBT) — A southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck and killed a pedestrian in Prairie du Chien Sunday, according to the city’s police department.

The police department was notified at about 8:40 p.m. that the train had struck someone near the 500 block of East Blackhawk Avenue.

Police who responded found a deceased person, according to a police department news release. Several railroad crossings in the city were blocked for about five hours.

Police have not identified the person who was killed in the incident, which the police release deemed an “active investigation.”

“Our department will not be releasing speculation as to the events that lead to this tragedy,” according to the release, published above the name of Police Chief Kyle Teynor.

“Unfortunately, we investigate many cases that we will never know or understand the entire reasoning for the events that take place,” Teynor said. “The person that lost their life was loved by many and will be incredibly missed.”

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