herbert castle killed in train accident in pana
Herbert Castle Killed in Train Accident on Christian County Road and Route 16

“Investigation Ongoing”

PANA, ILLINOIS (June 14, 2017) – 79 year old Herbert Castle was tragically identified as one of the victims killed in a collision on Wednesday evening on Christian County Road, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 14th. A car carrying five senior citizens was traveling south across the train tracks on 1800 N Christian County Road near Route 16, when it was abruptly struck by a train that was heading southwest.

Three of the five people on board were pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two died shortly after at an area hospital. Herbert Castle, the driver of the car, was sadly identified as one of those killed in the accident. The other four were identified as Mary Castle 89, Nell Castle, 77, John Castle, 89, and Mary Pugsley, 87. The accident remains under open investigation.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Herbert Castle as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”

We at West Alliance Injury Lawyers extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.


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