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ISP investigating wreck involving a tractor and a train


The Illinois State Police is investigating a minor personal injury crash involving a train and a John Deere tractor that occurred on Monday, Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Preliminary investigative details indicate the Perry County Highway Department  tractor driven by Wayne M. Tedder, 44, of Pinckneyville, Illinois, was heading south bound on Valier Carpet Road approaching the Union Pacific Rail Road crossing.

The crossing is marked by cross bucks. The UP Train was heading east bound along the tracks.

Tedder proceeded onto the crossing into the path of the train where it was struck.

The tractor received heavy damage and was a total loss.

The single occupant of the train was transported as a precautionary measure to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Tedder received minor injuries and was transported via ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

Tedder was cited for disobeying signal indicating approaching.

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