Driver hit by train in Plymouth

A train struck a car in Plymouth, WI, April 23, 2019 (WISN photo)

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (WBAY) - Witnesses say the driver of a car didn't appear to slow down or try to stop before he was hit by a train in Plymouth late Tuesday afternoon.

The Plymouth Police Department says the car was struck on the tracks on the 700-block of S. Pleasant View Rd. a little before 5 p.m.

The driver is identified only as a man in his 70s. Police aren't releasing his name at this time.

The police department says he was driving south on Pleasant View, and witnesses said the westbound train blew its whistle several times as it approached the crossing.

The Plymouth Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to get the trapped driver out of the wreckage. Flight for Life flew him to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. We don't know his condition.

The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office and Orange Cross Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Online records show the crossing was opened in 2015 as part of the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. A U.S. Department of Transportation database says the.crossing doesn't have any signals, gates or pavement markings, only warning signs. A search found no previous accidents there.