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Springfield Man Hit by Train; Deputies Investigate

Today, the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Camp Butler and Laverna Road, located in the northeast part of Springfield, after receiving a 911 call from a Norfolk & Southern railroad employee stating one of their trains possibly hit a subject laying on or close to the tracks near the intersection.


Deputies located the male subject northwest of the intersection, approximately one-half mile from where the train stopped. The victim’s injuries are currently unknown. Riverton EMS and America Ambulance transported the victim from the scene to St. John’s Hospital.


Further updates will be given when available.



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