Person Hit by Train in Franklin County

Officials with Union Pacific Railroad say a northbound train struck an adult male near IL 149 in Zeigler on Saturday morning and the incident occurred around 12:15 a.m. CT. Officials say they immediately reached out to emergency responders, who indicated the pedestrian died at the scene. There were no injuries to the train crew. The railroad is working with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the investigation is ongoing.



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