State Police Investigate Train vs. Tractor Accident in Perry Co.

Perry Co. – State Police are investigating a Perry County wreck that involved a tractor and a train yesterday afternoon. According to State Police Accident Reports, the accident happened at the Union Pacific Rail Road Crossing on Valier Carpet Road when a tractor driven by Wayne Tedder of Pinckneyville crossed onto the tracks and was struck. Both Tedder and the single occupant of the train were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Tedder was cited for disobeying signals indicating an approaching train.