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Man, 66, killed after train collides with pickup truck in Virden

Publish Date: 2023, 07, 21

VIRDEN, IL – A man was killed and a woman injured when his pickup truck was hit by a train in Sangamon County on Thursday.

According to WCIA, the driver attempted to cross the tracks on Macoupin County Line Road when his truck was hit by the northbound train. The vehicle then caught fire with both occupants inside.

The driver, a 55-year-old man, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. His 31-year-old female passenger was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It is unclear at this time if anyone on the train was hurt in the crash.

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