UPDATE: The name of man who died after being hit by a train near Winona, is released.
According to the Winona Police Department, Sherod Maurice Frazier, 35, was walking south when he tried to beat the train. The train operator sounded the horn and applied emergency brakes, but was not able to stop in time. Frazier was struck and killed.
Melanie Lynn Sampson, 39, of Chaseburg, Wisconsin, had crossed the tracks some distance ahead of him, did not see the collision, but heard it. She did tell police the two had been drinking earlier. Sampson gave a false name and date of birth to officers to avoid arrest on an outstanding warrant.
She was later arrested.
PREVIOUS STORY: The accident where a man was hit by a train, near Winona, has turned fatal.
The Winona Police Department confirmed the update Monday morning. People on the train told police that by the time train employees noticed a man wandering onto the tracks, it was too late.
The accident happened at the Canadian Pacific railway crossing on Carimona Street between Howard Street and Mark Street around 4:40 a.m. Sunday. Police said the victim, Sherod Frazier, 35, of La Crosse, walked southbound before entering the tracks and getting hit.
A woman who was with him, Melanie Sampson, 39, told police they both had been drinking. Sampson was arrested after she gave a false name to officers and police learned she had a Wisconsin-based warrant.
An acquaintance of the man told FOX 47, the two were arguing as the train approached. The chief said those on the train were not held for further questioning.
PREVIOUS STORY: A train hit a man early Sunday morning in Winona.
A Winona police officer confirmed the man was hit by the train, but police are still investigating the incident and are unwilling to reveal more information at this time.
It happened at the Canadian Pacific railway crossing on Carimona Street in between Howard Street and Mark Street early Sunday.
An acquaintance of the man told FOX 47 that two people were arguing as the train approached and that only one made it across the tracks safely.
Police have not released the name of the man hit by the train or the extent of his injuries.
We will continue to provide more updates as they become available.