MAIDEN ROCK, Wis. — A 23-year-old Plum City man escaped injury though was taken into custody early Thanksgiving after authorities said he got his truck stuck on railroad tracks just as a southbound train was approaching.
The incident occurred around 3:49 a.m. Nov. 26 at the at the Chester Street crossing, according to a Pierce County Sheriff's Office news release. The man reportedly got his pick-up truck stuck on the tracks, and the vehicle was then struck by a BNSF train. The truck was pushed down the tracks and started on fire.
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The man exited the vehicle as the train approached, the sheriff's office said. He was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license. The crash was under investigation Nov. 30.
Ellsworth Fire Department and Maiden Rock Area Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.