Slippery conditions cause tractor to strike train, sheriff says

A tractor on a farm field in Dodge County struck a train Friday morning, according to a news release.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report at about 10 a.m. of a collision between a train and a tractor near County Road KW and Hogsback Road, in the town of Lowell.

The investigation indicated that a tractor, operated by a rural 31-year-old Juneau man, was headed south in a farm field drive near W7782 County Road KW. The operator attempted to stop for the train, but slid due to slippery conditions and struck the front of the train.

No one was injured as a result in the crash, the sheriff’s office said. The only damage as a result of the collision was to the front plow and railing of the train engine.

The sheriff’s office said that since the incident didn’t originate or end on a traffic way, it’s considered a civil matter and not a reportable crash.

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