Person Struck & Killed By Train in Auburn

By Benjamin Cox on May 1, 2021 at 6:10pm

One person is dead after being struck by a train in Auburn Friday night.

WAND-TV News in Decatur reports that Sangamon County Coroner, Jim Allmon said it happened at the railroad crossing located at Illinois Route 104 & Kennedy Street. The State Journal-Register reports that the person was on foot and struck by an Amtrak train heading southbound from Chicago to St. Louis. A spokesperson for Amtrak said the train was delayed an hour and 40 minutes due to the incident. None of the 47 riders or four crew members were injured.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:38pm. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday and the identification is being held at this time pending notification of next of kin.

The death is under investigation by the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office and the Auburn Police Department.