Murphysboro Man Killed in Truck vs Train Accident

Jackson Co.- A man is dead after a truck vs train accident yesterday in Jackson County. A release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office states that the accident happened at around 11:37 yesterday morning when a truck being driven by 67-year-old Gerald Mifflin of Murphysboro failed to yield to a train at the crossing on Lovers Lane near Grimsby. Mifflin’s truck was pinned under a tanker car that had previously carried hazardous and possibly flammable materials, causing a five and a half hour evacuation from while the crash was cleared up.