Dunn County Sheriff's Office
Vehicle Vs. Train Fatal Crash - Wheeler
On Monday, February 13, 2017 at approximately 3:19 AM the Dunn County E-911 Center received a report of a pickup truck versus train crash at the railroad crossing at County Highway S near the intersection of State Highway 170. Dunn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Colfax Fire, Colfax Rescue, Dunn County First Responders, and a Mayo-One Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival at the scene deputies found that a pickup truck had been struck by a westbound train and sustained extensive damage. The male driver, of rural Wheeler, was the lone occupant in the vehicle. Deputies and medical personnel attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dunn County Medical Examiner’s Office.
It appears that the truck was stopped, facing north bound on County Highway S on the tracks at the time of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by deputies from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Canadian National Railroad Police.
The young man killed in yesterday morning’s crash has been identified as Andrew R. Lee, age 27.
He was driving a 2000 Chevy, Pickup.