Man dies at hospital after being struck by train in Waukesha

WAUKESHA -- A train struck a pedestrian on the tracks near Grand Avenue and Williams Street in Waukesha on Tuesday morning, Dec. 24. The victim died after being transported to the hospital.

The Waukesha Police Department received a call on Christmas Eve morning from the Canadian National Dispatch Center that one of their trains had struck the pedestrian.

Authorities found a man in his 30s near the intersection -- a non-railroad employee. He suffered life-threatening injuries, but was talking with fire and police personnel just after being struck by the train. The Waukesha Fire Department took him to the hospital for treatment. He died later in the afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

The cause and manner of death are still under investigation by the Waukesha County Medical Examiners Office.

At this point, authorities believe the victim was walking home after work and did not hear the train coming due to having his earphones in.