Galesburg man killed by train on August 18

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GALESBURG, Illinois – A man died Saturday afternoon after being hit by a train on the crossing of North Broad Street.

The Register-Mail, a newspaper in Galesburg, reported William VanWinkle Jr., 40, died after he was struck on August 18.

According to the article, police responded to a call at 1:27 p.m. to a pedestrian being struck by a train. Timothy Palmer, the locomotive engineer, saw VanWinkle run onto the tracks and lay down. When Palmer blew the horn, VanWinkle sat up, but did not move off the tracks before being hit.


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