MARINETTE COUNTY, WI — A 58-year-old Kaukauna man died Wednesday after a multi-vehicle collision involving a train on U.S. Highway 121 near the town of Pound, according to Kaukauna Community News.
Police, firefighters, and EMS personnel all responded to the scene on the northbound highway north of Green Bay shortly after 11:15 a.m.
The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office said an Escanaba & Lake Superior train was crossing westbound over the four-lane highway at the time of the fatal crash. A tanker semi carrying a full load of fuel was stopped in the right northbound lane at the same time a service van was stopped in the left northbound lane.
At one point, a dump truck emerged out of heavy fog and rear-ended the van, sending it under the train. Moments later, another dump truck struck the first dump truck before striking the train, causing a derailment and blocking the highway in both directions.
The driver and sole occupant of the van died from his injuries at the scene.
The drivers of both dump trucks were transported to a nearby hospital with undisclosed injuries. No information on their condition has been released.
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