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Driver killed when minivan is hit by train

ALLENTON, Wis. (AP) -- A man who drove his minivan around the gates at a railroad crossing in Washington County is killed when his vehicle is hit by a freight train.

Several witnesses told investigators both stop arms were down and the warning lights activated when the Kewaskum man, 47, drove his van onto the tracks and was struck by the Canadian National train about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Alleton Fire Department extricated the man from the minivan. WTMJ radio reports the Washington County medical examiner pronounced him dead at the scene.

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