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Man killed while fishing too close to train tracks

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OSHKOSH (AP) -- An Oshkosh man fishing next to some railroad tracks on Lake Winnebago has been struck and killed by a Canadian National train.
Oshkosh police Lt. Dona Wilson says the 65-year-old man was sitting on a bucket next to the railroad tracks when he was struck about 9:40 p.m. Saturday. Wilson says the man didn't hear the train coming and wasn't able to move out of the way in time.
Authorities say a lot of people fish near the area where the man was hit, even though it's private property owned by the railroad. Reports say despite posted signs, vehicles park along the dirt road nearby and cross the tracks to fish in the lake.

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