CALUMET COUNTY (WITI) — Calumet County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a train vs. pedestrian incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon, January 28th.
It happened around 1:15 on Schneider Road, just east of State Highway 57 in the Town of Rantoul.
Officials say 60-year-old Thomas Gatza was headed westbound on Schneider Road in a pickup truck as a Canadian National Train was traveling south on the tracks.
Officials say Gatza had a yield sign at the train crossing — but say Gatza failed to yield to the train and crashed into the side of it.
Gatza was taken to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
This incident remains under investigation.