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Carbondale Police have identified the person who died after being hit by a train early Sunday morning.

Officers say 20-year-old Aaron Banez of Chicago- a student at SIU-Carbondale - was hit along the overpass at East Pleasant Hill Road. That area is not a railroad crossing.

No one was injured in a minor train derailment in Ziegler.

The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency says one car derailed Sunday evening on the Union Pacific line when a section of wheels left the rails.  The train was carrying maintenance rock for the tracks.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost and his wife Tracy were among those on a chartered train that crashed into a garbage truck in West Virginia.

In a written statement, Bost said he and Tracy were not hurt on the train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia.