Update from the Winnebago County Coroners Office
Winnebago County Coroner identifies the victim that was killed by a train in Rockford yesterday. 17-year-old Cole Tarlton from Rockford
On Thursday, August 17, 2017 at approximately 6:26 p.m., Rockford Police responded to the area of 2600 Harrison for a report of a person struck by a train.
Upon arrival, officers located a person on the tracks suffering from life-threatening injuries. The person was later pronounced deceased.
Rockford Police are on scene and assisting Canadian National Railway with the investigation.
This investigation is being led by Canadian National Railway. This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is available.
Details are minimal right now but around 6:30 pm tonight a pedestrian was hit by a train in Rockford. It happened in the area of 20th and Harrison. The victim that was struck by the train has passed away. This is currently under investigation. Still developing.