Medical examiner’s report, 911 call on train accident released
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner released on Tuesday its report on the 11-year-old victim of the train accident that happened in Wauwatosa Monday.
The report says Joey Kramer was walking to school when he was struck by a freight train near 68th and State. Kramer was a student at Longfellow Middle School — and normally walks to school.
Kramer was walking northbound at the time of the accident Monday morning. The train operators say he was walking with his head down and hood up over his head. As the train approached, the train operators blew the train’s whistle several times. But Kramer who was wearing ear buds, walked across the tracks with his head down the entire time.
Witnesses say the boy was struck just as he almost cleared the tracks. The impact threw the boy more than 90 feet. The boy’s hat was stuck to the front of the train. The train was not able to stop until approximately a quarter mile up the road.
The state railroad commissioner says he will schedule a meeting in the coming weeks with police to get feedback on the safety of the Wauwatosa crossing. The crossing was recently updated with larger flashing lights.
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