Tragic deaths of 12 in Beckemeyer recalled

Belleville News-Democrat senior editor Joe Ostermeier recalls the 1976 tragedy in Beckemeyer when a train hit a pickup truck, killing 12 people including 11 children from 4 to 18.
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Belleville News-Democrat senior editor Joe Ostermeier recalls the 1976 tragedy in Beckemeyer when a train hit a pickup truck, killing 12 people including 11 children from 4 to 18.