Five Elderly People Dead in Christian County Crash
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. (WRSP) —
In Christian County, five elderly people are dead after the minivan they were in was hit by an oncoming train.
Illinois State Police say the crash happened just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night at 1800 North Christian County Road and Illinois Route 16.
ISP has identified the following people, all from Pana, who died: Herbert J Castle, Mary M Pugsley, John A Castle, Nell R. Castle and Mary H Castle
Police say the minivan failed to yield the right of way when the train hit the driver's side.
Three of the victims in the minivan died on the scene; two later died.