Burlington man killed in apparent suicide on train tracks

2011-12-17T15:18:00Z 2013-12-18T14:22:50Z Burlington man killed in apparent suicide on train tracksJournal Times staff Journal Times
December 17, 2011 3:18 pm  • 

BURLINGTON - A 26-year-old man was killed in an apparent suicide after being hit by a freight train near the intersection of Jefferson and Bridge streets early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

The City of Burlington Police Department and rescue crews responded at about 4:06 a.m. Saturday for a man hit by a train, according to a press release.

Upon arrival, the man was reported dead.

The Police Department, Racine County Medical Examiner and Canadian National Railroad conducted an investigation and concluded the incident was not suspicious.

Daniel J. Bovee, of Burlington, was walking on the railroad tracks when he was hit by an oncoming train, according to Racine County Medical Examiner Tom Terry. The death is believed to be a suicide, he said.

According to camera footage from the train, Bovee was reportedly facing the oncoming train. Terry said the train was likely going between 35 and 40 miles per hour, as per the posted speed limit.

The northbound train had been on its way from Chicago to Green Bay, said Warren Chandler, a spokesman for CN. He declined to release other details about the train speed or what the train was hauling.

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