Gilman man killed when car struck by train

ONARGA — A 72-year-old Gilman man was killed Wednesday when his car was struck by a passenger train just a couple of miles south of his home.

Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum said John Nath was pronounced dead at 10:45 p.m. at the scene of the collision. No autopsy will be performed.

Cheatum said Nath was the only person in the car, which was destroyed.

“The dashboard, the wheels — it was in a million pieces,” Cheatum said.

No passengers or employees in the Amtrak train that struck the car were injured, the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

The train was headed south when it collided with Nath’s car at a railroad crossing just north of Onarga on County Road 1600 North, west of U.S. 45, according to the sheriff’s department.

No other details about the accident were released by the coroner or sheriff’s department. Sheriff Derek Hagen did not immediately return a message requesting further information.

The sheriff’s department and Canadian National Railroad officials continue to investigate the accident.


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AndrewChildress wrote on October 26, 2016 at 7:10 am

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Alex123 wrote on January 24, 2017 at 9:01 am

Unfortunately this happens. Sad story. I condole with the relatives.

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DwightWoo wrote on February 21, 2017 at 6:02 am

This is really sad that an innocent old man was died in an accident. Nowadays, many accidetns are happened because of the negligence of the drivers. The police should create awareness to the people to follow the traffic rules strictly.

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