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Matt Hughes Reportedly in Critical Condition After Accident

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:37:23 CDT

Hillsboro resident and former UFC champion Matt Hughes is reportedly in critical condition after his vehicle was struck by a train Friday morning.

According to the state police, Hughes was traveling in a pickup truck at the Beelers Trail railroad crossing southwest of Raymond, when the truck was struck on the passenger side of the vehicle by a train traveling east. That specific crossing does not have any arm guards.

Hughes, 43, was airlifted to a Springfield-area hospital and is in critical condition. State Police responded at 10:45 a.m., and the Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the accident.


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