Menasha man struck by train in Neenah dies

NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) -- UPDATE:

A Menasha man who was hit by a train in Neenah has died, according to the Neenah Police Department.

"We regret to inform news media that the pedestrian, Timothy C. Miller, has died as a result of the injuries he sustained in this tragic incident," reads a statement from Neenah Police. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they grieve this loss."

Police say the 28-year-old man was a passenger in a car that was waiting for a stopped train Sunday at the Lake Street crossing.

Miller wanted to get to the other side of the crossing, so he got out of the car and climbed through the stopped train, and stepped into the path of another train on a second set of tracks.

Police say it was a Canadian National train that hit him at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, near the parking lot of Herb and Dolly Smith Park.

Police say all the information they've gathered suggests the warnings at the crossing -- bells, gates and flashing lights -- were all working properly.
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Neenah Police identified a 28-year-old Menasha man who was struck by a train Sunday night and released details on how it happened.

According to police, Timothy C. Miller was a passenger in a car that was waiting for a stopped train at the Lake Street crossing.

Miller wanted to get to the other side of the crossing, so he got out of the car and climbed through the stopped train, and stepped into the path of another train on a second set of tracks.

Miller suffered significant injuries and remains at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah.

Police say it was a Canadian National train that hit him at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, near the parking lot of Herb and Dolly Smith Park.

Police say all the information they've gathered suggests the warnings at the crossing -- bells, gates and flashing lights -- were all working properly.



 
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