FERRYVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A 29-year-old man is dead after his sports utility vehicle rolled down an embankment and threw him into the path of a train in western Wisconsin.

According to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, the Bridgeport man was traveling south on Highway 35 at around 5 a.m. Saturday when his Jeep Grand Cherokee left the road and struck a sign.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the vehicle continued south behind the guardrail, spun around and rolled down the embankment toward the tracks. The driver was ejected and landed on the tracks where he was struck by a westbound train.

His passenger, a 23-year-old Wauzeka man, was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver’s name has not been released.

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Comments (3)
  1. Del says:

    The vehicle “threw him”? Careless driving, drunken driving, distracted driving, no seat belt maybe? One or more of the above, especially the lack of a seat belt is what eventually “threw him” onto the tracks. His family will sue the railroad.

  2. Are you kidding me says:

    I cannot believe you guys are making jokes about this accident. How about we stop speculating on the reasons and start praying for the family? Oh and here is a senario….maybe he had just left his wife and children to go fishing with a friend and swerved for a deer and ended up on the tracks. Whatever the reason, a man is dead and more than likely he had some sort of family that are now grieving and your making crude remarks about it. NICE

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