UPDATE: WI Toddler was walking down the street alone before being hit by train, parents could face charges

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WEDNESDAY 7/14/2021 12:59 p.m.

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials are recommending criminal charges against the parents of a toddler who was struck and killed by a train in Taylor County.

Taylor County Sheriff Larry Woebbeking says the 2-year-old child was not being supervised when spotted at the Canadian National Railway tracks in the village of Lublin on June 29.

Woebbeking says the child had been seen alone walking down the street alone wearing only a diaper.

The conductor attempted to stop the train but was unable to avoid hitting the child.

The sheriff’s department is recommending both parents be charged with neglecting a child resulting in death.

ORIGINAL: Toddler in Wisconsin hit and killed by train, was apparently left unattended

WEDNESDAY 6/30/2021 10:35 a.m.

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a toddler has been struck and killed by a train in Taylor County. Dispatchers received a call shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday about a pedestrian being struck by a train in the village of Lublin. When emergency responders arrived they found the individual who was struck and killed was a 2-year-old child who apparently was left unattended.

According to authorities, the Canadian National Railway conductor noticed the child running on the side of the tracks and attempted to stop the train moments before the toddler was struck.

An investigation continues.

Lublin is around two and a half hours west of Green Bay.

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