A man died after a freight train hit a vehicle in Will County


TOWNSHIP OF WILMINGTON, IL (CBS) – A man has died after his vehicle was hit by a train in Will County on Monday afternoon.

At 1:20 p.m., the 64-year-old was driving a red GMC pickup truck on the Murphy Road intersection between Will and Cooper roads in Wilmington Township near Coal City.

A northbound BNSF freight train struck the vehicle and the man was ejected, CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reported. He died at the scene.

The Will County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s offices were at the scene. Authorities were questioning the train’s interview late Monday afternoon.


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