87-year-old Wisconsin Man Dies in Train-Car Collision

87-year-old Wisconsin Man Dies in Train-Car Collision Photo: WDIO

Updated: January 06, 2019 10:41 AM

Police Officers and emergency personnel responded to a crash that killed an 87-year-old Wisconsin man Saturday in Clark County.

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The Wisconsin State Patrol received a call at 9:48 a.m. reporting a train and automobile involved crash on Berglin Avenue at South of Pine Road in Clark County, which is near Owen.

The man who died in the accident was identified as George Peter Louis of Owen, Wisconsin. 

Louis was attempting to cross the railroad track and was struck by a Canadian National Freight train. 

At the time of the accident, he was driving a 2002 Chrysler Concorde and was transported to Marshfield Hospital.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Louis was wearing a seatbelt at the time and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision. 

The driver of the train was from Spooner, Wisconsin and the passenger in the train was from Rice Lake, Wisconsin. They sustained no injuries.

Assisting agencies included Owen Withee Ambulance, Clark County Sheriff’s Department, and Marshfield Fire and Rescue.

The crash remains under investigation.

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