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Boy hit by train out of intensive care unit

15-year-old still in serious condition

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:06 p.m. CST

STERLING – A 15-year-old Chadwick boy remained in serious condition at a Rockford hospital Monday after being struck by a train on the railroad bridge over Elkhorn Creek around 7 p.m. Friday.

Chance Casares was moved out of intensive care at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Milledgeville Police Chief James Haag said Monday. A nursing supervisor said he remained in serious condition.

He and two other juveniles were taking a shortcut from the creek back into Milledgeville when he was hit by the westbound train and rolled down a 50-foot embankment, Haag said.

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