Fatal Accident In Marion County

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A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a 47 year old Kinmundy man at 6:46 A.M. Wednesday morning.

According to Illinois State Police, a Sedan driven by 47 year old Chad Hawkey of Kinmundy was traveling northbound on Currie Road, just south of Brubaker Rd in Marion County, when he pulled onto train tracks and was struck by an oncoming train.

Hawkey was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner.

The accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

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