The former Mayor of Milford and a member of the Milford Fire department was killed this (Tuesday) morning when his vehicle was hit by a freight train north of Milford.
53-year-old James "Cookie" Cook died when his westbound vehicle was hit by a southbound CSX train --- a couple miles north of Milford on 1120 N Road. The train's conductor notified 9-1-1 at 9:50 am.
The train clipped the front panel of the vehicle, flipping it over.
Milford Fire and Ambulance, IMH EMS, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police and the county Coroner's office responded.