IROQUOIS COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A 54-year-old Las Vegas man lost his life Tuesday night after crashing his car into a train, the coroner says.
Coroner Bill Cheatum says in a press release the man’s name is Greg Brutlag.
The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office says he was driving a black GMC west on County Road 1200 North near 2120 East Road that wrecked.
It happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday around 2 miles west of Route 1, about 3 miles south of Woodland.
Deputies say the car Brutlag was driving did not stop at a railroad crossing gate. Police say the crossing gate had its arm down and the lights were activated.
Investigators say the GMC crashed into the side of a northbound train and came to rest north of the crossing.
Police say Brutlag was pronounced dead at the scene.