Wauwatosa Woman Dies After Being Hit By Amtrak Train
Police say Jocelyn Flashinski ran onto the railroad tracks in Racine County on Friday night.
A 31-year-old Wauwatosa woman was killed Friday after she was struck by an Amtrak Hiawatha train in Racine County.
Jocelyn M. Flashinski was struck by the southbound train near 4 Mile Road and Highway H in Caledonia at about 6:15 p.m., Caledonia police said. Flashinski has ties to the Racine area.
Police said Flashinski ran onto the tracks and that "the incident is not criminal in nature." The train was traveling from Milwaukee to Chicago.
Patch reached out to the Flashinski family, but relatives are too distraught to comment at this time.
Vince Patoka, a passenger on a northbound train from Chicago to Milwaukee that had to stop after the accident, told Patch that the conductor had been making announcements about every 20 minutes to apologize for the inconvenience.
Passengers were told there was an incident on the track ahead of their train that had no impact on passenger safety, Patoka said.
That train was able to pull into the Sturtevant station at approximately 8 p.m., and by 9 p.m. was going to be allowed to continue its journey north into Milwaukee.
Patch will continue to follow this story and update as details become available.