Wright County Deputies responded to the area of 4th St. S. and Franklin Ave. E. in the city of Delano July 22 at approximately 2:07 a.m. for a report of an injured adult female who had reportedly been injured by a moving train. Deputies discovered Heather Sinkel (51-year-old from Webster, WI) lying on the railroad track, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
She had reportedly been crossing the tracks with two others and tried to cross between two train cars that were parked on the tracks. The train reportedly began moving when Sinkel and the others were crossing between the cars, and she reportedly fell and became stuck below the moving train cars. Sinkel suffered severe injuries from the incident. Lifesaving procedures were implemented by Wright County deputies and rescue personnel from Delano Fire Department. The injured female was transported to HCMC (Hennepin County Medical Center) by Ridgeview Ambulance.