WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- On July 27,2014 at approximately 3:15 PM, the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department was called to the intersection of W. Grand Ave and Riverview Expressway for a train versus pedestrian crash.
Wisconsin Rapids Police arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation into the circumstances of this crash. Upon initial investigation, it appears an elderly female attempted to cross the railroad tracks while walking westbound and walked into the path of the train which was south bound.
The name of the pedestrian who was involved is Joyce Huber, 80 years old of Wisconsin Rapids. At this time, there are no suspicions of foul play and no suspicions of suicide. Witness statements concur with the investigation that the deceased attempted to cross the tracks in front of the train but did not have time to do so. Based upon the investigation, the train crossing arms, lights, and train horn were functioning properly at the time of the crash.
The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department would like to thank witnesses who have called and contacted us with information about this tragic event.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Rapids police say an elderly woman has died after being hit by a train.
A police lieutenant says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Wood County on Sunday. He says the woman attempted to cross the tracks while walking west and was struck by a southbound Canadian National Railway train.
The officer says the railroad crossing safety arms and lights were working and the train had a functional horn.
Police haven't released any other information about the woman. They're asking any witnesses to provide information on the incident.