The Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Altamont High School was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a train in Effingham. Multiple media outlets report the accident occurred just after midnight early Sunday morning when reports say that 53 year old Todd Arnold of Effingham was allegedly walking across the tracks when he was struck by an Amtrak train.
On the Altamont School District website, it states “It is with profound sadness that we notify our community of the loss of our athletic director and friend, Mr. Todd Arnold. The school will have grief counselors on hand throughout the week as needed. Please keep Todd and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”