Officials with the Illinois State Police are currently investigating a serious injury crash on Beelers Trail in Montgomery County, that's around 70 miles North East of St. Louis.
Around 10:45 a.m Friday, a pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Beelers Trail approaching a railroad crossing marked with only crossbuck signs.
The driver of the truck, UFC Hall of Fame Member Matt Hughes, crossed the tracks in front of a train and was hit.
The train hit the truck on the passenger side.
Hughes, who now lives in Hillsboro, Illinois, was seriously injured.
He was airlifted to a Springfield, Illinois hospital. No word on what his exact injuries are.
ISP Officers are still investigating the crash.
Matt Hughes is a former UFC fighter and trained in Davenport for years.
He has a 45-9 record all time and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2010.
He is a Two-time Welterweight Champion.
Our thoughts are with Matt Hughes and his family. pic.twitter.com/TF6BaHSa85— UFC (@ufc) June 16, 2017