Woman killed by train in Caledonia
CALEDONIA- Caledonia police has confirmed a woman died after being struck by an Amtrak train Friday evening.
According to a press release, Jocelyn Flashinski of Wauwatosa ran onto the tracks, and was struck by an Amtrak Hiawatha train around 6:15 p.m. Friday. Authorities believe "the incident is not criminal in nature."
The woman was struck near 4 Mile Road between County Highways H and V. The train was heading from Milwaukee and going to Chicago. The victim does have ties to the Racine area.
Stephanie Diedrich and her family were waiting for grandpa to give them a ride back to Milwaukee. Their trip to Chicago was cut short by a horrible accident.
Passengers on the northbound train were stuck on the tracks and were told it would be hours.
"We have a seven, a five and a one-year-old we were worrying about the nuclear meltdown that might come about 8:30 from the one-year-old," said Stephanie Diedrich.
After 40 minutes they got clearance for the train to pull into the Sturtevant depot.
Bridget Kagan is heading to Milwaukee for a wedding. Now she's waiting on friends to pick her up -- no longer able to make it there by train.
"It's unfortunate that it happened ..but I think it would have been more traumatic if I was on the train that had hit somebody," said Kagan.
Authorities haven't released any details about the victim at this time.
The crash caused several other train delays.