Three young people were killed in Vandalia on Thursday night near the site of the town’s Halloween parade. The three were siblings and were riding in a van that was struck by a passing train about a block from where the parade was about to take place.
Authorities in Vandalia say a 10 year old, 13 year old and 18 year old were all pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the vehicle and a passenger, both adults, were airlifted from the scene. Their conditions are unknown. Police say the collision took place at the intersection of 6th and Main Streets in Vandalia at about 6:45pm. The van was not a part of the parade.