On September 26, 2021 at approximately 8:40pm the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified of a pedestrian that had been struck by a train near the 500 block of East Blackhawk Avenue.
Officers responded to the area and found a deceased person. Initial investigation shows a South bound Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive struck the pedestrian just North of the railroad crossing with East Blackhawk Avenue. Multiple railroad crossings were blocked in the City of Prairie du Chien for approximately five hours.
“This incident remains an active investigation with further interviews taking place over the next 24-48 hours. Our department will not be releasing speculation as to the events that lead to this tragedy. Unfortunately, we investigate many cases that we will never know or understand the entire reasoning for the events that take place. The person that lost their life was loved by many and will be incredibly missed. Our department has extended our condolences to the family and they will continue to be in our prayers as they cope with this difficult time.”