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On 07-27-2020 at approximately 12:19 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the area south of the College Street railroad track crossing in the 600 block of South Illinois Avenue regarding a train crash involving a pedestrian. Witnesses reported a white female walked across the railroad tracks as a Canadian National train traveled northbound. The train was unable stop in time to avoid a collision and struck the victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim is identified as Holly Stanley, 40 years old, of Carbondale. Both the Grand Avenue crossing and College Street crossing were temporarily closed during the investigation. This investigation is currently active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!