Man Hit and Killed by Train in Illinois Henry County
A 52-year-old man is dead after the skid steer his was operating was hit by a train near Ophiem, Illinois.
The man was from Alexis, Illinois and was reportedly crossing the train tracks that cross U.S 150, when a BNSF train traveling westbound hit and killed him. A witness said there are no crossing arms at that railroad crossing and he thought the skid steer may have been so loud the operator could not hear the train approaching. The mans name has still not been released.