One dead after Amtrak train traveling from Chicago crashes into car in Brookfield

  • Source: WTMJ-TV NBC 4 Milwaukee
  • Published: 11/18/2022 12:00 AM

A person is dead after an Amtrak train traveling from Chicago crashed into a car in Brookfield on Thursday. Officials responded to the area of Brookfield and River roads around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Brookfield police say the driver of the vehicle, a man in his 60s, died. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver had driven around the train crossing gates, police say. According to Amtrak, Empire Builder Train 7 was traveling from Chicago to Seattle when a car that "was obstructing the track came into contact with the train." Amtrak says there are no reported injuries to the 183 passengers or crew onboard. Amtrak said they expect a lengthy delay. Brookfield police say the train crossing at this intersection might be closed for several days due to damage to railroad company property.


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