Clark County Sheriff’s Department release
NEILLSVILLE – Two people were injured after their vehicle collided with a train on Century Road by Hi Line Avenue, in the township of Unity.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting the crash on Dec. 12 at about 8:50 p.m. Initial investigation indicates that a pickup truck was traveling east on Century Road, when it crested a hill and saw a train crossing the roadway traveling northwest.
The operator of the truck, Austin K. Krueger, 18, tried to stop but slid down the hill striking the train between the last two cars.
Austin and his passenger, Courtney Wallace, 19, are both from the rural Spencer area and were both wearing their seat belts. Both sustained injuries in the crash and were transported to the Marshfield Medical Center.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, along with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, the Spencer Police Department, the Canadian National Railroad Police, Marshfield Fire & Rescue, and the Spencer Area Fire and Ambulance Service.
The accident is still under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Canadian National Railroad Police.