HUDSON, Wis. (WEAU) -- UPDATE: Deputies have identified the woman killed in a crash involving a train in Baldwin.
The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department says 69-year-old Gloria Helen Marske from Cumberland was pronounced dead at the hospital. Deputies say her husband, 69-year-old Roy Lee Marske was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The crash happened around noon Wednesday on Highway 12 in Baldwin. Deputies say Roy Marske was driving the truck and was crossing the tracks when he noticed the train coming and tried to back up. The train hit the vehicle on the passenger's side.
HUDSON, Wis. (WEAU) --A Cumberland woman has died after a train hit a pick-up truck in Baldwin.
It happened around noon Wednesday on Highway 12. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department says the 69-year-old woman was a passenger in the truck. The driver, a 69-year-old man from Cumberland, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The sheriff says the truck was leaving a business and crossed the tracks. The driver noticed the train and tried to back up, but the train hit the vehicle on the passenger's side.
This is the second death at a train crossing in St. Croix County in the last two days.
A person has died in a crash involving a vehicle and a train.
It happened around noon Wednesday at a railroad crossing on U.S. Highway 12 in Baldwin. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office says a vehicle was leaving a business in the area, and was going north to highway 12. That's when the vehicle crossed the tracks. Deputies say information from the scene shows that the driver noticed the train going west, and that he tried to back up off the tracks. That's when the train hit the vehicle on the passenger side. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger was pulled from the car, and pronounced dead at the hospital. The victims' names haven't been released.
A Union Pacific Railroad spokesman says the train had two locomotives and 63 cars. It was headed from Chicago to Minneapolis. The crossing had cross bucks, which are signs that appear like in the picture attached to this story. It also had what the railroad calls a "non-active warning device," and stop signs posted.
The crew on the train consisted of three people. They have been offered PEER Support, which is designed to help Union Pacific employees cope with traumatic events.