Police identify man struck, killed by train in Pleasant Prairie

PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WITI) -- Pleasant Prairie Police have identified the man struck and killed by a train near the 12200 block of Sheridan Rd. around 6 p.m. Thursday, January 9th. The victim is 19-year-old Michael Jaros.

The operator of a southbound Metra train told investigators that a pedestrian was struck after stepping into the path of the train from the side of the tracks.

Emergency personnel located a body near the area of the accident. The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene.

Police say Jaros was not wearing headphones or anything that may have obstructed his hearing at the time of the accident.

Officials are still investigating the incident.