Fatal accident between a truck and train in Macoupin, IL

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MACOUPIN, IL (KTVI) – An accident involving a truck and a train has left at least one person dead.

This happened around noon Friday on Route 66 in Macoupin Illinois.

Police say Brian Irwin, 30, attempted to cross a rural railroad crossing. He failed to yield to a northbound train. The train struck the truck in the driver’s side.

As a result of the crash, Brian Irwin suffered serious injuries and was transported by Arch Helicopter to Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

The passenger, 26-year-old Nicolas Rayphole, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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