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Five Elderly People Dead in Christian County Crash

In Christian County, five elderly people are dead after the minivan they were in was hit by an oncoming train. (Courtesy: MGN Online)

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.

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