Man killed by freight train in Brighton
BRIGHTON, IL (KTVI) – A person was struck and killed by a freight train about 1/2 mile north of Main Street in at around 4:30am on Thursday. Richard West, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta determined that the cause of death is a head injury. The incident is being considered an accident by investigators. There is no autopsy scheduled. His parents have been nottified.
The body has been taken to Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.