Police: Suspected pedestrian-vs.-train accident never happened
Believed victim found unharmed, cited for trespassing on railroad property, consumption of alcohol by minor
MARSEILLES, Ill. — After what authorities suspected to be a pedestrian-versus-train accident proved not to be, police charged a Marseilles man with trespass to railroad property and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Marseilles police, at 10:25 p.m. Friday, May 11, responded to a call of a loud bang followed by a train stopping. At the same time, it was reported by train operations that a pedestrian was struck by a train.
The train was stopped with the engine 100 yards east of Main Street in Marseilles.
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