The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office says one person is dead after a major crash and train derailment on Highway 64 east of Highway 141 in Town of Pound The crash scene is between Highway 141 and County Road CP near the train tracks and Patz Pallet. Sheriff Jerry Sauve says, “at 11 A.M., there was a chain reaction of crashes at the railroad crossing involving two dump trucks, an empty logging truck, a box truck and other vehicles. Two of the trucks were pushed into the train, knocking it off the rails and killing the driver of the box truck. The victim has not been identified. The driver of a dump truck and another vehicle were injured and taken to a hospital in Marinette.” Their conditions are unknown. Sauve goes on to say the crash was very clearly weather-related. Visibility was estimated between 50 and 100 feet. The railroad, Escanaba & Lake Superior, is sending a derailment crew from Chicago and it’s possible clean-up will stretch into today.
Scene of train derailment in Marinette County (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)