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UPDATE: Teen hit by train in Sparta dies from injuries


SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The teen hit by a train in Sparta on Monday has died from his injuries.

Sparta Police Chief Michael Kass identifies the victim as 18-year-old Corey Bronner of Sparta.

Kass states in a news release that the incident happened at the intersection of Walrath Street at Milwaukee Street.

When first responders arrived, Kass says one of the train operators was already performing CPR on Bronner.

He was taken to Mayo Health System in Sparta and later transferred to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse where he later died.

Kass states that based on an investigation done jointly with the Canadian Pacific Railroad, it appears that this was an accident.


SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Sparta Police are investigating a train versus pedestrian accident that left an 18 year old male with life threatening injuries.

Police say the accident happened on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Walrath Street and Milwaukee Street.

The police report states the 18 year old was crossing the railroad tracks midblock and was struck by a westbound freight train.

The teen was transported to Mayo Clinic Heath Systems in Sparta with life threatening injures and was then transferred to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse.

No names have been released at this time.

The accident remains under investigation by the police department and S. P. Rail Authorities.

Tune in tonight to Live at Five for updates.


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