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Milladore man killed when run over by train

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – A 52-year-old Milladore man was killed when he was run over by a train in rural Portage County, authorities said Thursday.

The train conductor spotted Richard Gathercoal on the tracks just before midnight Wednesday but was unable to stop the train before dragging him about 100 yards,  the Portage County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

The man's family said Gathercoal suffered from dementia, Sgt. James Pozniak said.

The incident happened near County Highways P and N in the Town of Eau Pleine, the sheriff's department said.

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