Emergency crews respond to vehicle vs train in Oconto County

Mother and 2 children treated for minor injuries
Posted at 4:08 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 04:54:26-04

OCONTO FALLS, WI -- The Oconto Falls Fire Chief says that a woman and two children suffered minor injuries, and have been taken to a hospital after their car collided with a northbound train.

Officials say the call came in around 4 PM for police and EMS to respond to the scene near the intersection of Highland Drive and Main Street.

Fire Chief Tim Magnin says the preliminary investigation suggests the driver had been distracted by a foggy window, and didn't see the train crossing Highland Drive until it was too late to stop.

The ages of both children are not known at this time, but Magnin says they were both in car seats.

Magnin adds a car vs. train scenario is usually a dreaded call.

"Normally, when you hear that.. it's not usually a good thing," says Magnin, "and it was good to see that everybody was talking.. and.. responding well to commands.. on scene, which is great. So, the outcome was good." 

Authorities have cleared the scene and the train has been moved. 


Oconto Falls emergency crews are at the scene of a reported vehicle vs train. 

This is a developing story. New information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.