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Highway reopened day after deadly crash, train derailment

Posted at 8:18 PM, Dec 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-16 21:18:00-05

POUND, Wis. — A highway in northeastern Wisconsin has reopened, a day after a chain reaction crash in foggy weather killed one driver and caused some train cars to derail.

Highway 141 in Marinette County was cleared and open at 12:15 p.m. Thursday. Sheriff's officials say very low visibility led to the collision involving two dump trucks, a large service van and an Escanaba & Lake Superior train about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The train was crossing the highway and the service van had stopped in a northbound lane. A dump truck crashed into the back of the van, killing its driver.

Authorities say a second dump truck then struck the first dump truck and hit the train with such force that it caused the derailment.

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