DESOTO, ILLINOIS (November 1, 2017) – Cody Robertson was identified as the teenager who was killed in an accident near Route 51 in the late morning on Wednesday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened just before noon, on Helm Road near the intersection with Route 51. Cody Robertson was driving over the tracks when he was struck by a southbound Amtrak train.
Cody Robertson was tragically pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the accident. The collision remains under investigation at this time, but initial reports indicate that the crossing is equipped with warning signs, but no lights or gate arms.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”