Two people were injured in a crash in Barron County.
On Monday, October 3, 2022, at approximately 11:42 a.m. the Barron County Sheriffs Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to an automobile vs. train crash on 23rd Street, north of Highway 8 in Barron County. An automobile was southbound on 23rd Street, and at the same time, an eastbound train was approaching the road.
The auto collided with the side of the locomotive, overturned, and came to rest on its roof in the northeast ditch. A Trooper observed signs of impairment and a subsequent investigation was conducted. The driver, Leighton Richard Givens, from Sarona, WI, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant-1st offense while causing injury. The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.