Galesburg Train Accident Death of Katie J. Ackerson – Obituary
15-year-old girl Katie J. Ackerson has died after being struck by a train in Galesburg, Ill. The accident happened on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, in the 400 block on N. Whitesboro Street at about 6:37 p.m.
Officials say Katie was struck by a train as she walked across the tracks with the railroad gates lowered. She walked across the first set of tracks after a train had passed. Unfortunately, a second train was coming and it hit her.
Her family was seen at the scene and has been notified.