Flight for life called after vehicle, train collide in Sheboygan County

NOW: Flight for life called after vehicle, train collide in Sheboygan County

Updated: 4:00 p.m. April 24, 2019

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An updated news release from the Plymouth Police Department has identified the driver of the car as 81-year-old Gerhard Muecke of Plymouth. 

Muecke's car was pushed about 100 yards west of the intersection of the train tracks. He had to be extricated from the vehicle but did survive the crash and is currently at a local hospital.

Police say the car failed to yield to the train. 


Posted: 8:35 p.m. April 23, 2019

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A man in his 70's was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a train on Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 4:50 p.m. in the 700 block of Pleasant View Road in Plymouth.

Upon arrival, the operator of the car was found trapped in the vehicle.

Crews had to use the jaws of life to remove the victim from his car.

The victim, a male in his 70's, was taken by Flight for Life to a local hospital.

Initial investigation revealed the automobile was southbound on S. Pleasant View Road when it was struck by the westbound train.

Witnesses have indicated the train did blown its whistle several times prior to crossing the roadway.

Witnesses also told authorities that the driver didn't show any sign of slowing down or stopping for the train.

The driver is in stable condition.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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