A 25 year old Danville man died after his vehicle was hit by a train. Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden identified the man as Dennis D. Washington. The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate the incident that occurred on West Newell Road at the CSX crossing about 2:00 PM on Friday.
The warning lights at the crossing were flashing, the gates were down, and multiple witnesses heard the train sounding its horn. Washington’s vehicle proceeded around the crossing gates and onto the railroad tracks, where it was struck by a freight train. Washington was the only occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.