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mary pugsley killed in train accident on christian county road
Mary Pugsley Killed in Train Accident near 1800 Christian County Road and Route 16

“Train Accident Claims 5 Lives”

PANA, ILLINOIS (June 14, 2017) – Mary Pugsley, an 87 year old woman, was identified as being among the five senior citizens who were killed after their van was hit by a train on Wednesday evening, according to a local news source. (map)

The five seniors were returning from an ice cream social and were heading southbound on County Road 1800 near Route 16 around 7:00 pm. They attempted to cross the railroad tracks, and were struck by a freight train on the driver’s side of the car.

Mary Pugsley was tragically killed as a result of the accident. Also inside the car were 77 year old Nell Castle, 89 year old John Castle, 89 year old Mary Castle, and 79 year old Herbert Castle, who was driving the van. All five were sadly pronounced dead as a result of the crash. The accident remains under investigation to determine cause and liability at this time.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Mary Pugsley affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved during this most difficult of times.”

We at Lexton Law Firm 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) 541-2111. We are here to help you.


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