Former Mattoon resident killed by train




A former Mattoon resident died early Monday evening after being struck by a train while he was walking in Effingham.

Gregory M. Wilkey, 23, was struck by a westbound train at 5:15 p.m. at the Maple Street crossing of the CSX railroad line, reported Detective Scott Volpi of the Efffingham Police Department.

Wilkey was walking south toward his nearby home at the time of the accident and likely did not hear the westbound train coming because an eastbound train had just passed, Volpi said.


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