mary castle killed in train accident on route 16 in pana
Fatal Train Accident Kills Mary Castle on Route 16 near Christian County Road

“Deadly Train Collision”

PANA, ILLINOIS (June 14, 2017) – Mary Castle, an 89 year old woman, was sadly killed in a train accident on Wednesday evening near Route 16, according to a local news source. (map)

Mary Castle was among five people inside a van returning from an ice cream social on Wednesday evening. Just before 7 pm, the van attempted to cross the railroad tracks on County Road 1800, near Route 16. The van was subsequently struck by a freight train on the driver’s side of the door.

Mary Castle was sadly killed in the accident. Three of the five people on board were pronounced dead at the scene, and two others were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries a short time later. The other people inside the vehicle have been identified as 87 year old Mary Pugsley, 77 year old Nell Castle, 79 year old Herbert Castle, and 89 year old John Castle. The accident remains under investigation to determine cause and liability at this time.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mary Castle during this difficult time. The entire firm at West Alliance extends our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this tragedy, said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers.

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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