Truck driver killed in collision with train in western Wisconsin

  • Article by: JIM ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 3, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The Monday morning accident happened near Roberts, Wis.

A man was killed Monday morning when the septic truck he was driving was struck by a Union Pacific train at a crossing in the Town of Hammond, just east of Roberts, Wis.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office was called about 11 a.m. to the crossing on 150th Street just north of County Road TT. The train was traveling west, and the truck was heading south when they collided, investigators said.

The driver of the truck, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office. Nobody aboard the train was injured.

The crossing, which is marked with “yield” and “railroad crossing” signs, was closed Monday. The accident is under investigation.

Jim Anderson

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