UPDATE: ATV Fatality victim announced
Vincent V. Timm, 31, New Richmond, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident this morning when he was struck by a westbound Canadian National train in Cylon at 5:45 a.m. this (Wednesday) morning.
According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department, Timm was operating a 1989 Yamaha 350 ATV and attempting to cross the Wisconsin Central Rail Road Line tracks approximately one-quarter mile east of CTH O, near his place of employment, when his ATV got hung up on the tracks.
Officials say that heavy fog restricted visibility and the conductor did not see the ATV in time to stop even though he put on the train's brakes. The train consisted of 100 cars carrying 9,722 tons of cargo.
This incident remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department.