Former UFC Fighter Injured in Truck Vs. Train Crash in Raymond
RAYMOND, Ill. (WRSP) —
Former UFC fighter Matt Hughes is now in stable condition after his truck was hit by a train in Raymond around 10:30 Friday morning.
Hughes was traveling on Beelers Trail, crossing the tracks when the train struck the truck's passenger side.
Hughes was transported to a Springfield hospital.
The crash is currently under investigation.
His family and friends ask for privacy as Hughes continues to recover.
Officials with the Illinois State Police (ISP) are currently investigating a serious injury crash on Beelers Trail in Montgomery County.
At approximately 10:45 a.m. a pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Beelers Trail approaching a railroad grade crossing marked with crossbucks. The driver of the truck crossed the railroad tracks directly in front of a train and the train struck the passenger side of the truck.
The driver of the truck, Matt Hughes, age 43 of Hillsboro, Illinois, was seriously injured. He was transported to a Springfield hospital via Arch Air Medical Services. Officers with the ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit are currently investigating the crash.
No further information is available.