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UPDATE: Bicyclist killed at Ward Ave. railroad crossing

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The La Crosse County Sheriff's Office said the name of the bicyclist hit and killed by a train Friday is not yet being released pending notification of family.

Through a release, the sheriff's office did confirm that the railroad crossing gates were functioning and active at the time. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is under investigation by the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office and BNSF Railway.

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The La Crosse County Sheriff's Office and BNSF police are investigating the death of a bicyclist struck by a train at a railroad crossing at Ward Avenue in the Town of Shelby Friday afternoon.

It happened around 3:16 p.m. according to the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office.

The only information released so far by the sheriff's office is that a single bicyclist was killed.

Investigators have the scene taped off as they continue their work.

This is a developing story which will be updated as more information becomes available.

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