Train Accident Kills One in Freeburg

Allison Blood, KMOX

FREEBURG, IL (KMOX) – A train accident in Freeburg has left one dead this afternoon.

At about 1 pm a man driving a delivery truck was hit by an oncoming freight train.

Freeburg Police Chief Stanley Donald says the train tracks are at the top of the hill, and despite the engineer blowing the train horn, the truck driver didn’t stop before the tracks.

“There’s nothing that would have blocked his view of the train,” Donald said. “The engineer of the train stated he was blowing his horn, but it was like the subject did not see him at all.

Police are on the scene investigating, and the coroner will do an autopsy to check for alcohol or drugs.

No one else was hurt.


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