Easton D. Wilsey dies in fatal Royal train collision

Fatal Royal train collision death of Easton D. Wilsey – Obituary

A tragic incident unfolded in Royal, where a nine-year-old boy named Easton D. Wilsey lost his life in a devastating train collision while riding his bicycle.

The fateful event occurred at 7:43 a.m. on Railroad Street, and young Easton was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup has indicated that an autopsy is not currently planned, although an inquest may potentially be scheduled at a later date.

Although there were other individuals in the vicinity at the time of the incident, thankfully, they remained unharmed.

The heart-wrenching train crash site lies approximately two blocks away from Prairieview-Ogden North Elementary, where Easton D. Wilsey was en route to school when this grievous accident transpired.