11-Year-Old Wearing Headphones When Hit by Train in Wisconsin

February 29, 2012

Officials say an 11-year-old boy killed on the railroad tracks in a Milwaukee suburb was wearing headphones and apparently did not hear the warning signals as a freight train approached.

Local school officials in Wauwatosa identify the boy as Joey Kramer, a sixth-grader at Longfellow Middle School. Authorities say the boy was walking to school and was struck and killed by a Canadian Pacific Railway train about 7:30 a.m. Monday.

State Railroad Commissioner Jeff Plale tells the Journal Sentinel that Kramer was wearing a headseat and stepped out in front of the train. Canadian Pacific spokesman Ed Greenberg says the 32-car train was headed from Minneapolis to Chicago. He says the crossing gates were down at the time of the accident.

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  • March 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Claims Gal says:
    They will probably try and dig some money up somewhere.
  • February 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    kaliey says:
    One reason why you shouldnt wear headphones when walking across railroad traks
  • February 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Jester says:
    Sad, but no liability, no settlement.

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