Posted Monday, March 18, 2013 --- 3:40 p.m.
Press Release from the Columbia Co. Sheriff's Department:
On March 18th, 2013 at 11:18am, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash involving a truck that collided with a train. The crash occurred on Meek Road approximately 5 miles northeast of the Village of DeForest at the Dane-Columbia County line.
The preliminary investigation into the crash confirms that a farm grain-style truck was traveling west on Meek Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at the railroad intersection. The driver of the truck is identified as David L Huebner, age 51, of Columbus, WI. Huebner was transported by Arlington EMS to the University Of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison. Huebner was cited for Fail to Stop at Stop Sign along with Fail to Wear Seatbelt.
The train was traveling south at approximately 10mph. The train is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway. The train consisted of two (2) engines and five (5) cars. Damage to the train or to the train tracks is undetermined at this time.