Accident Sends One To Hospital

Illinois State Police responded Saturday, June 10, at 7:20 a.m., to a single-vehicle accident on IL-16 at the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing near Henderson Road, east of Gillespie, in Macoupin County.

According to the accident report, Steve Worker, age 59, of Litchfield, was eastbound on IL-16 approaching the railroad crossing. The crossing gates were down with the flashing lights activated. Worker drove his Chevrolet Colorado under the crossing gates and a southbound train struck the car on the driver’s side.

Gillespie/Benld Ambulance Service took Worker to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield where he is in stable condition. He was cited for allegedly disobeying a railroad signal.

Macoupin County Sheriff’s Deputies, Gillespie Police and Gillespie Firefighters also responded.

Illinois State Police are investigating the accident.

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