9-year-old killed in accident involving train in Royal

Sep. 8—ROYAL — A 9-year-old was killed Friday morning in Royal, in an accident involving a train, according to a Champaign County sheriff's official.

The accident occurred on Railroad Street at 7:43 a.m. today, according to Lt. Curt Apperson.

"We are currently investigating an accident involving a train and a nine-year-old who was riding a bike," he said. "I can confirm the nine-year-old is deceased and that we're actively investigating this tragic accident."

This is a developing story.