Train hits truck in Caledonia; driver flown to hospital with critical injuries

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CALEDONIA (CBS 58) -- An Amtrak train struck a pickup truck in Caledonia on Monday, Sept. 6. The driver of the pickup truck was flown to the hospital with critical injuries.

Officials say it happened around 3:17 p.m. on the railroad tracks in the 11600 block of Seven Mile Road.

A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the truck, a 41-year-old Racine man, attempted to drive past the railroad gates and was struck by the train. Officials say the gates were down and properly functioning.

The train was traveling 79 mph at the time of the crash. 

No injuries were reported to any of the passengers or crew on the train.

The roadway was reopened around 8:30 p.m.

The Caledonia Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol continue to investigate the crash. 

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