Man killed while fishing too close to train tracks

  • Associated Press
  • May 26, 2014 - 6:40 AM

OSHKOSH, Wis. — An Oshkosh man fishing next to some railroad tracks on Lake Winnebago has been struck and killed by a Canadian National train.

Oshkosh police Lt. Dona Wilson says the 65-year-old man was sitting on a bucket next to the railroad tracks when he was struck about 9:40 p.m. Saturday. Wilson says the man didn't hear the train coming and wasn't able to move out of the way in time.

Authorities say a lot of people fish near the area where the man was hit, even though it's private property owned by the railroad. WLUK-TV ( ) says despite posted signs, vehicles park along the dirt road nearby and cross the tracks to fish in the lake.

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