Man killed by freight train in Brighton

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BRIGHTON, IL (KTVI) – A person was struck and killed by a freight train about 1/2 mile north of Main Street in at around 4:30am on Thursday. Richard West, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta determined that the cause of death is a head injury. The incident is being considered an accident by investigators. There is no autopsy scheduled. His parents have been nottified.

The body has been taken to Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.