An Alton man whose vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train at a railroad crossing died of “total body blunt trauma,” Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn said in a press release Wednesday.
Nonn said an investigation found Henry D. Bloodworth, 80, died an accidental death and had a therapeutic level of Celexa, a prescribed medication. The toxicology testing was negative for alcohol or any other drugs.
Bloodworth was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m. March 15 at the scene of the crash, the Washington Avenue railroad crossing north of Homer Adams Parkway in Alton.
Police said Bloodworth drove a 2011 Chevy S-10 pickup through the crossing gates just before 9:28 a.m.