Train versus Truck Chester Street Crossing Village of Maiden Rock

Media Release

On Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at 3:49 am the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Train versus Truck collision at the Chester Street crossing in the Village of Maiden Rock, WI.

It was determined that a 2000 Ford F250 pick-up operated by Christopher Longsdorf 23 years old from Plum City, WI, was stuck on the railroad tracks at the Chester Street crossing. A southbound BNSF train was approaching when Mr. Longsdorf was able to exit his vehicle without injury before the train crashed into the vehicle. Mr. Longsdorf’s vehicle was pushed down the railroad tracks and started on fire.

Mr. Longsdorf was arrested on suspicion of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated along with a revoked driver’s license. This incident remains under investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Ellsworth Fire Department and Maiden Rock Area Ambulance Service.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Office