Man injured in car vs. train crash in Jackson County

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) - A Merrillan man's vehicle was thrown into a ditch after striking a moving Union Pacific train in the Town of Alma Wednesday.

Damian Benedict, 27, was crossing the train tracks on Garage Road when he struck the moving train. The car was thrown into a ditch where it rolled and landed on it's roof.

Authorities said speed and inattentive driving, as well as weather conditions, appear to be contributing factors in the crash.


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