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News: Train strikes vacant pickup truck on CTH K in Kenosha

by | Oct 25, 2022 | News

KENOSHA COUNTY, WI — Officials with Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash last Sunday, October 16, involving a Canadian Pacific train in Kenosha, reports FOX 6 Milwaukee.

The incident occurred on the County Highway K crossing near 88th Avenue, in an area that was closed for construction. It was first reported at about 10:30 p.m.

A preliminary investigation found a Dodge pickup truck that had broken down and gotten stuck on the railway tracks was unoccupied at the time it was hit by the train.

No injuries were reported, but officials said the collision caused the train to partially derail. By 2:10 a.m. the following morning, October 17, the train had been re-railed.

At 2:32 a.m., Canadian Pacific announced the tracks were reopened and “fully operational.” By then, the struck vehicle had been towed from the scene.

It was unclear whether the driver of the pickup will face any charges or citations. Officials noted the vehicle had been borrowed from a friend at the time.

An investigation was underway.

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