Champaign coroner identifies man struck by train Thursday morning

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY - In an update to a story WAND brought you yesterday, the Champaign County Coroner has released the identity of a man who was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning.

Coroner Duane Northrup says Clifton Bergeron, 91, died after being struck by a train near County Road 400 North at about 10:30 a.m.  Bergeron was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:20 a.m.

Northrup adds that an autopsy will not be completed, and that this death is still under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff's Department and Champaign County Coroner's Office.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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