Local MMA fighter Matt Hughes seriously injured in train crash - KMOV.com

Local MMA fighter Matt Hughes seriously injured in train crash

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FAIRFAX, VA - FEBRUARY 21: Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes corners Justin Robbins as he fights at Man 'O' War Extreme Cage Fighting at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on February 21, 2009. (Photo by David S. Ho FAIRFAX, VA - FEBRUARY 21: Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes corners Justin Robbins as he fights at Man 'O' War Extreme Cage Fighting at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on February 21, 2009. (Photo by David S. Ho

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Illinois State Police are investigating an accident that left a local MMA star seriously injured. 

Matt Hughes, a native of Hillsboro, IL, was crossing railroad tracks at a crossing on eastbound Bellers Trail on Friday morning, when a train stuck the passenger side of the truck. 

Hughes, 43, was airlifted to a hospital in Springfield. Officers with the ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit are still investigating the crash. 

No other information is available at this time. 

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