ALTAMONT, IL-(Effingham Radio)- An Altamont man was killed in an accident involving a train on Tuesday night.
According to a joint press release from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Effingham County Coroner’s Office, the Sheriff’s Department was called to a report of a pedestrian struck by a train at approximately 11:54pm.
The release states that the accident occurred on the St Louis Railway, 9/10th’s of a mile west of 450th Street on the northwest edge of Altamont.
The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Altamont Police Department, Altamont Fire Department, and Abbott Ambulance Service responded to the scene.
According to the press release, a deceased male, later identified as 23 year old, Lucas R. M. Ahten, of rural Altamont, was located.
The Sheriff’s Office contacted the Illinois State Police Division of Crime Scene Services and the CSX Railroad Police who assisted at the scene.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.