2 dead after train vs. truck crash south of Ullin, Ill.

Fatal train crash in Pulaski Co.

PULASKI COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois State Police troopers responded to a deadly train vs. truck crash on Tuesday, February 23.

ISP’s preliminary investigation showed that around 11:29 a.m., about 1 mile south of Ullin, a 2021 White Ford Truck was turning west onto the private drive McIntosh Lane from U.S. 51 when it pulled onto a rail crossing directly in the path of a northbound CN railroad train.

The train hit the truck and pushed it about a half-mile before coming to a stop.

The truck’s driver, Lanny Stocke, 76, and his passenger, Betty Stocke, 74, were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Pulaski County coroner.

Troopers say there was not a derailment, nor a road closure.

The crash is still under investigation.

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