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Coal City Man Killed after Pickup Hit by Train

Posted by wlpo on October 6, 2016

It’s important to always exercise caution around railroad tracks, because the consequences could be dire if you don’t.

A Coal City man is dead following an accident involving a train Thursday morning. According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, the man was heading southeast on Reed Road near Mazon when his truck was hit by a train crossing the tracks.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Coroner John Callahan, the intersection is “well-marked with lights and arms.”

The name of the driver has not yet been released, and the crash remains under investigation. We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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