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Brighton Fatal Accident

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:53:28 CDT
A Brighton man is dead after being struck by a train Thursday morning.

According to Macoupin County Coroner, Brad Targhetta, 28 year old Richard West was pronounced dead at 4:45am at a location approximately a half mile north of Main street in Brighton.

Reportedly, West was struck by a freight train and died of head injuries and the case of death is considered accidental.

The Macoupin County Sheriff‘s Office and the Brighton-Betsey Ann Fire Protection District assited at the accident site. Brighton Police are in charge of the accident investigation.


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