Monona Man Injured in Train v SUV Crash

8/2/11 – A 24-year-old Monona man was injured last night after his vehicle was hit by a train a couple miles outside of Fox Lake. Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls says Kyle Hamilton was southbound on Highway C around 6:15 p-m when he drove onto the railroad tracks and was hit by an eastbound Wisconsin & Southern train. Hamilton’s car was pushed nearly 1,000 feet and had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was flown by MedFlight to UW-Hospital with what Nehls called non-life threatening injuries. Nehls says their investigation is ongoing but they believe Hamilton was impaired and driving onto the tracks wasn’t intentional, unlike several other train incidents in recent years. The rail crossing is controlled by yield signs. The train was made up of 36-cars, 31 of which were carry hazardous materials. However, Nehls says none of those were damaged.