Pedestrian dead after being hit by train in Illinois -

Pedestrian dead after being hit by train in Illinois

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

SHIRLEY, Ill. (AP) -- A pedestrian has died after being struck by an Amtrak train in central Illinois.

McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling says the person is believed to be a man but has not been identified.

Authorities say the pedestrian was struck about 11 a.m. Friday in Shirley, a town about 10 miles southwest of Bloomington. It isn't clear how it happened, but McLean County Sheriff's officers found an empty car parked next to the tracks with its door opened.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says no train passengers or crew were injured.

Magliari said the Texas Eagle was thrown three hours behind schedule by the mishap. He wasn't sure how the accident would affect other trains scheduled to use the track.


Information from: The Pantagraph,

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