Man killed in train vs. vehicle crash

By Heartland News

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A 56-year-old Cisne man is dead after a train hit his vehicle Tuesday morning.

Phillip Beeson was driving east on Holiday Road in the fart northeast part of Jefferson County in Farrington Township.  The train was southbound on tracks when Beeson pulled into its patch at 11:33 a.m., according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The train pushed Beeson's vehicle 1/6 of a mile down the tracks before stopping near East Heartland Road.

Funeral service for Beeson will be Sunday, August 1 at 3 p.m. at Hosselton Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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