Man accused of pushing girlfriend in front of train

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WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) -- A 22-year-old Mukwonago man is criminally charged -- accused of pushing his girlfriend down onto railroad tracks -- where she struck her head and was then run over by a train. The woman survived -- but was seriously injured.

Brandon Calkins faces three misdemeanor charges:

  • Resisting or obstructing an officer
  • Battery
  • Disorderly conduct

A criminal complaint indicates officers on November 14th, around 9:30 p.m. were dispatched to the Canadian National Railroad tracks near County Highway NN in Mukwonago after a train engineer called 911 to report his train struck a pedestrian on the tracks.

Calkins' girlfriend was found severely injured on the tracks -- her left arm amputated above the elbow. She also had an injury to her left thigh and a deep laceration on her head.

Due to her injuries, Calkins' girlfriend was unable to provide a statement as to what happened.

According to the complaint, investigators spoke with Calkins' girlfriend's mother, who indicated that on November 14th around 9:00 p.m., she was notified by her daughter that she had been injured by her boyfriend. The woman's mother indicated her daughter was upset with Calkins' behavior that evening, and was trying to walk away from him -- headed down the railroad tracks away from Calkins.

Calkins caught up with her, his girlfriend's mother said, and pushed her down.

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