Coroner identifies Moultrie County train collision victim

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MOULTRIE COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Sangamon County Coroner has released the name of a man who died after a farm implement vs. train collision Thursday evening.

Coroner Cinda Edwards says Robert Day, 41, was pronounced dead at 8:28 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center's emergency room.  Edwards says autopsy results revealed Day died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash happened between Dalton City and Bethany on Illinois Route 121 around 6 p.m.  Officials say the engine of the train and the tractor was on fire after the collision.  Day, the driver of the tractor, was airlifted from the scene to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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