A Midland railroad operator is shut down as it investigates what caused a fatal crash that killed two passengers and a worker.
Midland Regional Railway Co. said Thursday that it would suspend operations for an unspecified period of time after the incident.
Midlander Co. is responsible for maintenance and other aspects of operations at the Midland Regional Rail Line in Waukesha County.
The railroad operator said it was working with the state Department of Transportation and the State Police Department.
The crash occurred at around 8 p.m.
Friday at the railroad’s South Bend Station, where the two passengers were passengers.
The two workers were also in the car, according to a statement from Midlander.
Two workers died after a collision on a Midland train on Jan. 13, according a state Department the accident occurred on Jan 13, 2016.
The driver of the train, a 57-year-old man, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of criminal vehicular homicide.
He was being held at the Waukegan County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail, according an arrest warrant.
The other driver, a 62-year, of the same age, was also charged.
In the accident, one worker suffered multiple fractures and one worker had a dislocated shoulder, the statement said.
The train also derailed.
Midlander said the train was stopped in the area of West Main Street and West Main Avenue and then struck a parked truck.