Medical Examiner's report: Man struck & killed by train was 65-year-old James Fox of Wauwatosa

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has released its report on last week's fatal incident involving a train and a pedestrian in Wauwatosa.

65-year-old James Fox of Wauwatosa was killed when he was struck by a train near 68th and State.

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined the cause of death in this case to be multiple blunt force injuries. Fox's death has been ruled an accident.

The Medical Examiner's report says Fox was struck by the train and killed as he was walking to his home from the Sentry store near 68th and State on Wednesday afternoon, October 29th. It happened around 3:00 p.m.

The report says a Canadian Pacific Railway train was headed eastbound and Fox was walking southbound when he was struck by the train. The train's conductor apparently saw Fox on the tracks, and activated whistles and bells on the train, dumped all of the train's air and applied a full application of the train's brakes. Unfortunately though, the conductor was unable to stop the train before it struck Fox.

The train was traveling at a speed of 35 miles-per-hour, according to the report.

James Fox was pronounced dead just after 3:30 p.m.

The Medical Examiner's report says James Fox's brother told the Medical Examiner his brother had a history of brain cancer, and had mild to moderate hearing loss, and had just received new hearing aides.

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