Oshkosh police investigate fatal train collision

Posted at 5:23 PM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 13:20:35-04

UPDATED March 16, 2016

This Oshkosh Police Department, in conjunction with the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office, has released the name of the Oshkosh man who was struck by a train on March 11.

Sawyer J. Zeinert, 20, was killed after he was struck by the train.

The information gathered so far by investigators indicates Sawyer was riding his bicycle North on the east sidewalk along Fond du Lac Road around 10:30 p.m. March 11. The bicycle struck the edge of a concrete wall of a small bridge on Highway 45/South Main Street. The collision between the bicycle and the bridge caused Sawyer to be ejected from the bicycle. It is believed Sawyer was injured during the collision between the bicycle and the bridge. This may have caused Sawyer to become disoriented. The investigation continues.

The Oshkosh Police Department is looking to speak with anyone who may have seen a person that appeared disoriented in the area of Fond du Lac Road and West 24th Avenue in Oshkosh between 10:30 p.m. and midnight on March 11. If you have information related to this incident, please contact the Oshkosh Police Department at 920-236-5700.

The Oshkosh Police Department and the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office extend their sincere condolences to Sawyer’s family.

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Oshkosh police are investigating a fatal collision involving a Canadian National train and a man on the tracks.
Police say a CN Railroad employee reported that the train had struck something a few hundred feet south of the track crossing on Fond du Lac Road around 12:15 Saturday morning. 
Police searched the area and found a 20-year-old Oshkosh man dead at the scene.
It's unclear why the man was on the tracks.
Anyone with information is urged to call Oshkosh Police at 920-236-5758