Second train accident victim dies. Police identify both.Written by Theresa Rose on August 31, 2015
One person died at the scene of a train accident Sunday in Mt. Pleasant. A second person was injured and then died over night of her injuries. Mt. Pleasant police have identified both victims….31 year old Thomas Riley and 39 year old Lelania Gillon both of Mt. Pleasant. Sunday at about 8:40 am police were notified that two pedestrians were struck by a Burlington Northern train at the Lincoln Street crossing. Officers and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find Riley dead. Gillon was transported to HCHC and then to University of Iowa Hospitals where she later died. The accident remains under investigation.