Effingham, Il – Originally Reported by the Effingham Daily News, Early Sunday morning at approximately 12:23 a.m. Todd Arnold was killed at the railroad crossing on West Jefferson Ave.
Todd Arnold was the Athletic Director at Altamont High School as well as the Vice Principal.
Effingham Police Chief Jeff Fuesting shared in a brief interview, “Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene.”
He continued on saying that Arnold was struck by a train at the crossing.
He also added that there is still an ongoing autopsy being completed by the Effingham County Coroner’s Office.
Altamont High School Principal Jerry Tkachuk, was contacted for further comment however there was not an immediate response.
We will continue to update this story as it develops.