Caledonia Police have released the name of the female victim in Friday’s train accident. According to the Caledonia Police, Jocelyn M Flashinski of Wauwatosa was struck and killed after getting struck by a southbound Amtrak train Friday evening near 4 Mile Road and Highway H in Caledonia. Flashinski does have ties to the Racine area. She was 31.
6:36 p.m. – Caledonia Police and Fire/Rescue are on scene at the rail road tracks at 4 Mile and Highway H after receiving calls from Canadian Pacific that a party has been hit by a train. Initial reports from officers on scene are stating that the person is not alive. All train traffic has been completely shut down and all roads in the area have been closed off. The initial call came in at aprox 6:20 p.m. Caledonia Police and Fire/Rescue are on scene investigating and there is a special agent from Canadian Pacific en route, eta one hour
6:45 p.m. – Amtrak personnel are on scene now
7:01 p.m. – Dispatch is requesting law enforcement to a train that is 3 miles south of Hwy 11 on the tracks stopped. Radio reports that Amtrak management is stating that there are unruly passengers on the train right now because of the delay.
7:26 p.m. – Dispatch is stating that the unruly train is aprox 6 miles south of the incident. Dispatch stating that they really need amtrak personnel to call LEO dispatch, guess people on the train are acting like IDIOTS. There is also a detective on the line from Amtrak. They are trying to at least get the trained moved somewhere.
7:35 p.m. – Law enforcement is en route to the train depot to make sure there are no problems with the passengers when they get off.
8:28 p.m. – Radio reports that the entire area is completely shut off to the public and officers are on the tracks taking measurements and marking items.
8:41 p.m. – Multiple units are on scene from the fire and police departments along with investigators from the railway systems. At this time no trains are being allowed to travel north of the Sturtevant depot and all passengers are getting off there, unknown what Amtrak is going to do for a different mode of transportation to get the passengers north of the scene.
8:46 p.m. – Radio reports that the Amtrak train have been given clearance to leave, Caledonia law enforcement is working with Canadian Pacific police concerning their train.
8:52 p.m. – Amtrak has been given the all clear and will be underway, passengers are being allowed to board
9:06 p.m. – Passengers on the train notified Racine Uncovered that they were put into vehicles to travel north of the accident scene
Updated… According to a press release, the woman ran onto the tracks, was struck by an Amtrak Hiawatha train around 6:15 p.m. Friday and authorities believe “the incident is not criminal in nature.”Share on Facebook