STONINGTON, ILLINOIS, US — An Illinois man was killed in a train crash at the Legacy Grain Cooperative in Stonington, Illinois, US.
The Christian County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Stephen J. Jordan, 69, of Moweaqua. Preliminary results of the autopsy show Jordan died of “multiple traumatic injuries” related to the train crash, which occurred on Oct. 21.
The accident involved one locomotive and four empty train cars, the Herald & Review newspaper reported. An investigation of the accident is being conducted by the Stonington Police Department, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Norfolk Southern Police and the Christian County Coroner’s office.
Legacy Grain Cooperative closed all its locations on Oct. 22 and 23.
“Right now, our top priority is to support the employee’s family, as well as our co-workers, during this difficult time,” the cooperative said. “The board of directors and management of Legacy Grain offer our profound sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow employees of Steve Jordan.”
Legacy Grain Cooperative was formed in 2013 by Stonington Grain Cooperative and Moweaqua Farmers Cooperative. According to Legacy, the Stonington location has a total storage capacity of 6.239 million bushels.