A former UFC fighter and Hillsboro native was hit by a train while driving south of Raymond earlier this morning.
The driver, 43-year-old Matt Hughes of Hillsboro, was seriously injured and taken via Arch Helicopter to a Springfield Hospital. The crash is under investigation.
The accident happened at about 10:45 Friday on Beelers Trail, south of Raymond. The truck was traveling eastbound on Beelers Trail and crossed the railroad tracks in front of a train. The train hit the passenger side of the truck.