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Kenosha man, 20, killed in collision with train

Published On: Dec 21 2012 09:02:52 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 21 2012 10:57:15 AM CST

KENOSHA, Wis. -

Sheriff's officials said a Kenosha man driving an SUV was killed after sliding into the path of a train in Kenosha County.

Authorities said when the driver attempted to stop for an Amtrak crossing in the Town of Somers about 9 p.m. Thursday, the vehicle slid 150 feet on the snow-covered road, traveled through a ditch and onto the tracks. The crossing gates and lights were activated at the time.

Erik Johnson, 20, was fatally injured and was the only occupant in the Jeep Cherokee.

The sheriff's department said 89 passengers and three crew members on the Amtrak train were not injured. Buses were brought in to transport the passengers.

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