Sparta Teen Hit By Train Dies


An 18 year old Sparta teen died Monday after being hit by a train.

Sparta Police say the accident happened on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Walrath Street and Milwaukee Street.  According to the police report, the 18 year old was crossing the railroad tracks and was struck by a westbound freight train.

The teen was transported to Mayo Clinic Heath Systems in Sparta with life threatening injures and was then transferred to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse.

No names have been released at this time.

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