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UPDATE: 22-year-old who was found dead on Oshkosh railroad tracks identified

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TUESDAY 12/21/2021 10:50 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities have identified the 22-year-old man who was found dead near some railroad tracks in Oshkosh.

The Oshkosh Police Department says the man who was found dead near the railroad tracks was identified as Dylan Drexler. Authorities were notified by the Canadian National Railroad stating that as the train was traveling south through the area of Washington Avenue and Broad Street in Oshkosh, the train hit something but they weren’t sure what it was.

Authorities say that the investigation is still ongoing, however, no criminal activity is suspected at this time.

No further information was provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story as more details are released.

ORIGINAL: 22-year-old found dead on Oshkosh railroad tracks, police investigating

SATURDAY 12/18/2021 8:47 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – Police are investigating an incident in which a 22-year-old Oshkosh resident was found dead on local railroad tracks early Saturday morning.

According to the Oshkosh Police Department, at around 1:49 a.m., police received a call from the Canadian National Railroad stating that as the train was traveling south through the area of Washington Avenue and Broad Street in Oshkosh, the train hit something but they weren’t sure what it was.

When officers arrived on the scene, they report having found the lifeless body of a 22-year-old Oshkosh man on the railroad tracks.

Police say his death does not appear suspicious at this time but an investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.

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