Man killed by train identified



Posted Oct 30, 2008 @ 04:05 PM


Robert Crimmins, a homeless man, was identified Thursday as the man who died from injuries after being struck by a freight train Wednesday on Seventh Street.

Crimmins, 37, died at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee.

An autopsy was performed by the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office, which listed the cause of death as “multiple blunt traumatic injuries,” including an amputated foot.

Crimmins, who was intoxicated at the time of the accident, was hit by the train at 6 p.m. as he was walking west on the railroad tracks, and a Canadian National Freight train was traveling east.