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UPDATED: Car vs. train crash near Golden, Ill.

car vs. train collision / KHQA's Brooke Hasch

UPDATED: January 21 at 7:41 a.m.

KHQA received a phone call from one of our viewers Friday morning. He said that about five crossings north of the site of the accident (near the Hancock County/Adams County line), there is a railroad crossing with gates and lights. But he said that crossing has very little traffic.

He wondered how those decisions are made, and why.

We now have a call in to get more information about this.

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UPDATED: January 20 at 4:42 p.m.

One person is dead after the car versus train accident we told you about yesterday.

The passenger, Donald Higgins, died Thursday afternoon at Blessing Hospital from his injuries.

Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta will handle the arrangements.

The driver of the car, Carolyn Higgins is still listed in serious condition.

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UPDATE: January 20 at 1:22 a.m.

The elderly couple involved in the train accident are in critical condition at Blessing Hospital.

Carolyn Higgins, age 79, of La Prairie, Illinois was the driver of the car.

Her passenger was 83-year-old Donald Higgins.

We will continue to bring you details as we receive them.

UPDATE: January 19 at 4:20 p.m.

The names of the two injured have been released by the Adams County Sheriff's Office in a news release.

Carolyn Higgins, age 79, of La Prairie, Illinois was the driver of the car.

Her passenger was 83-year-old Donald Higgins.

It has been verified with Marc Magliari of Amtrak that as the train was passing, Carolyn Higgins' car struck the moving train.

We will continue to bring you details as we receive them.

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UPDATE: January 19 at 12:58 p.m.

A train collision north of Golden, Illinois sent two people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Medics life lighted one person in critical condition from the scene of the crash. A second person was taken from the scene by ambulance. Both were taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

You can see debris spread across the intersection in the video above.

It is unknown why the car was on the tracks at this time.

"There's no gates, just lights. And the rail road's owners are checking to make sure everything works the way it was intended," said Golden Fire Chief Les Post.

We spoke with Amtrak's Media Relations Director Marc Magliari. He told us that the Amtrak train involved, number 381, was due in Quincy at just after noon.

The train was delayed for about 90 minutes. No one on the train was injured.

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UPDATE: January 19 at 12:43 p.m.

KHQA's Brooke Hasch just called in with an update.

One person in critical condition has been life flighted from the scene of the crash.

A second person was taken from the scene by ambulance.

Both of the injured came from the car and at this time we are unsure if they were taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

The car involved was travelling west bound on N. 2600 Ave. when the collision occurred and it's unknown why the car was on the train tracks.

Stay tuned for more information and photos from the scene.

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Crews are responding to the scene of a car vs. train crash near LaPrairie, Illinois.

According to the police scanner report, there is a possible entrapment for the car involved and a helicopter has been called out.

Marc Magliari with Amtrak tells us that the Amtrak train number 381 which was due in Quincy at 12:03 p.m. was the train involved.

381 was delayed near Golden due to the collision, but there are no reports of injuries aboard the train.

They face a possible delay of about 90 minutes, which means that they are waiting on crews to assist the person in the vehicle involved.

Another emergency responder call just went out over the scanner saying that no additional emergency crews are needed.

KHQA's Brooke Hasch will bring you more details once she arrives on the scene, so check this story frequently and watch KHQA's News at Five, KHQA's Evening News at 6 p.m. and KHQA's Late News at 10 p.m.

The following map shows where the collision occurred:

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