A Hannibal woman is killed in a car-train crash on Marion County Road 433 west of Hannibal at 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

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The Highway Patrol reports 20 year old Courtney Griffith was northbound when she pulled into the path of an eastbound Norfolk Southern locomotive, operated by a Sullivan, Illinois man.

Griffith was pronounced dead at the scene by Marion County Deputy Coroner Brent Massie.

Officials say there were cross buck signals in use at the intersection when the crash occurred.


A Cedar Rapids, Iowa man is dead from injuries suffered in a one car crash in Hancock County at 2:05 a.m. Saturday.

The Illinois State Police reports 59 year old Kennard McPike was southbound on Hancock County 480 East in Rocky Run Township when his car ran off the road, struck a driveway, overturned and struck a power pole before coming to rest on its wheels.

McPike was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hancock County Coroner.

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