A Pittsfield man was hospitalized Monday after the garbage truck he was driving was struck by a train.
Illinois State Police report that Christopher Miller, 43, Pittsfield, was driving a 2005 International garbage truck north on 150th Street in Pike County, about two miles west of Hull. At about 1:19 p.m., the truck was crossing railroad tracks and was struck in the right rear by a Norfolk Southern train pulling 41 train cars. The garbage truck had major damage, was spun around and came to rest in a ditch.
Miller was transported by the Pike County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy where he was reported in fair condition Tuesday morning.
Investigating officers said Miller was not wearing a seat belt and was faces charges of disobeying a traffic control device.