PULASKI COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) — Two people were killed when the truck they were riding in was hit by a train in Pulaski County.

FILE – A Canadian National freight train near Carbondale, Ill. | D. Mitchell Schultheis

The accident happened at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on a private drive in Pulaski County.

Illinois State Police say the 76-year-old male driver was turning west onto McIntosh Lane from US 51 when he pulled directly into the path of the oncoming train.

The vehicle was pushed about a half mile before the train came to a stop. The driver and his 74-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.