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ATV Rider Killed In Train Collision

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Posted: Monday, March 6, 2017 12:15 am

A Litchfield woman was killed when a train struck the ATV she was riding Saturday afternoon in Litchfield.

Dianna L. Morgan, 62, of Litchfield, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:26 p.m. Saturday, March 4, by Montgomery County Coroner Randy Leetham.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office,  a call came in to 911 at 1:59 p.m. reporting a ATV and train crash near the southwest edge of Litchfield.  The Litchfield Ambulance Service, Litchfield Fire Department, Litchfield Police Department, Illinois State Police and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded.  

The accident occurred at a private railroad crossing at the south end of South Clinton Street that leads to the victim's residence.  According to the sheriff's office, she was riding a 2004 Honda Rancher westbound on the railroad crossing when the ATV was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train.

The sheriff's office, coroner's office and Norfolk Southern Railroad police are continuing the investigation.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Plummer Funeral Home In Litchfield.  An obituary will be published in the next edition.

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