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Public works employee killed as lawn tractor is hit by train in Wisconsin

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A man who was driving a lawn tractor in western Wisconsin has died after he was hit by a train.

WEAU reports that 29-year-old Dustin Keith of Altoona was killed in Fall Creek, near Eau Claire, at 7.45 a.m. Friday.

The station reports that he was a public works employee for the Village of Fall Creek and was operating a snow-clearing lawn tractor along a bike and footpath when he was hit by a Union Pacific train traveling east.

Initial investigations suggest that the tractor crossed into the path of the train.

The Associated Press reports that Keith died at the scene.

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