According to the Illinois State Police District 13 media line, Willard D. Walker, 70, of Cobden, was driving a pickup truck on the Illinois 3 bypass in Chester, just south of Rock Ridge Road at 9:37 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, the truck became stuck on the Union Pacific Railroad track.Talk about your bad luck.
Walker and his wife, Beverly R. Walker, 65, both exited the vehicle.
However, when the approaching train struck the truck, it threw the vehicle into Beverly Walker, causing fatal injuries.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
When Cars Fly
This may be the oddest train vs. car story I’ve ever seen. From Southern Illinois: