Last Updated on September 9, 2023, 8:16 am
Royal, Illinois – A 9-year-old boy, Easton D. Wilsey, died on Friday at 7.45 a.m. He was riding a bicycle to school and suffered traumatic injuries. The incident happened near East Main and North Railroad Streets.
Champaign country deputies arrived along with other nearby agencies. An autopsy is not supposed to be conducted, but the inquiry proceeds to find the proper details. The community of Royal has been deeply shaken by this accident and is standing in support of his family.
Easton was popular for possessing a vibrant personality, leaving behind grieving family, friends, and neighbors. To help the pupils deal with the effects of this unfortunate tragedy, the administration of the Prairieview-Ogden School has announced grief counsellors held at each of the district’s three schools today.
The findings of the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and Sheriff’s Office will be crucial to determine what further actions are needed to prevent similar accidents.
The local government and school administration cooperate to safeguard the welfare of individuals impacted. Discussions are being held to ask for the reform of railway safety regulations because parents and the community are worried about the safety precautions at railway crossings.
The infrastructure will likely be updated in the upcoming weeks to improve student convenience and make the way safer. The loss of such a young life in this unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the preventive measures that should be adopted at railway tracks. Authorities are urging cyclists and pedestrians to adhere strictly to the warning signs displayed.
Tributes and Condolences
Atkinson Wolfe Erin posted:
“I have no words for this tragedy. Easton was a beacon of light. He was an amazing son, brother, and friend. This child of God was called home far too early. Please consider donating to the Memorial Fund in sweet Easton Dean’s honor.”
Ogden Royal Fire Protection District: Station 12 shared on the page saying:
“I have lowered the flag at half staff today, due to a horrific accident in Royal. A 9 year old boy was struck by a train while riding his bike to school. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the boy, as well to the first responders and the people that witnessed this tragedy. “
We pass our sincerest condolences to the family of Easton with wishes for their strength and recovery to bear this huge tragedy. His memories will be cherished by those who knew him and got a chance to be a part of his short life.
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