1 Killed, 1 Injured Crossing Decatur Train Tracks
DECATUR, Ill. —
Decatur Police responded to an accident involving a train and two people, a male and a female, in the area of Cerro Gordo and Union Street around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The exact location of the accident was not released.
The victims were transported to local hospitals. The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. We do not know the extent of the male victim's injuries at this time. The names of the two victims are not being released, pending family notification.
The initial investigation revealed that the two were crossing the railroad tracks at an unauthorized crossing area.
There were witnesses to the accident, which is being investigated by the Decatur Police Department Fatal Accident Investigation Team.
Police say this is an area where people frequently cross the tracks at unauthorized crossing areas.