PANA, ILLINOIS (June 14, 2017) – Nell Castle was sadly identified as one of the five senior citizens killed on Wednesday evening on 1800 Christian County Road, according to a local news source. (map)
The tragic accident happened just before 7:00 pm on County Road 1800, near Route 16 in Pana. A van carrying five senior citizens returning from an ice cream social, was struck by a freight train as it attempted to cross the tracks. The crossing was not equipped with lights or gate arms at the time of the accident.
All five senior citizens on board were sadly killed in the accident. Three were pronounced dead at the scene, and two died later that evening at nearby hospitals. They have been identified as 77 year old Nell Castle, 79 year old Herbert Castle, 89 year old John Castle, 87 year old Mary Pugsley, and 89 year old Mary Castle. The accident remains under investigation at this time as authorities attempt to determine cause and liability.
“The thoughts, prayers, and condolences of everyone at our firm is with the family and friends of Nell Castle during this difficult time. We know that no words can comfort during this time of loss. Our firm is sad to report this horrible tragedy that claimed 5 lives too soon,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
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) 864-6664. We are here to help you.