KENOSHA — A Racine woman has been identified as the pedestrian who died after being struck by a train Sunday on the far southeast side of the city.
Sarah Fugette, 43, of Racine was struck and killed by a southbound Metra commuter train on the Union-Pacific North line, Kenosha Police reported. Investigators learned that Fugette was in Kenosha visiting family, police said Monday.
At about 8:10 a.m. Sunday, Pleasant Prairie and Kenosha police and Kenosha Fire Department personnel responded for a report of a pedestrian struck by a southbound Metra passenger train near 79th Street.
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The incident occurred near a wooded area just east of Sheridan Road, about a block north of the Pleasant Prairie village limits and just south of Simmons Field, where the Kenosha Kingfish baseball team plays.
The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene and identified the pedestrian as Fugette, who died at the scene.
The train involved train was stopped on the tracks for 2½ hours while officials investigated.
The Kenosha Police Department is investigating the incident with Metra’s assistance. Metra is the Chicago region commuter rail agency.