White said he's been in contact with Hughes' family, and that they are now en route to the medical facility where the 43-year-old was taken. He was flown to a hospital in Springfield. The two-time UFC 170-pound champion retired after a loss to Josh Koscheck in 2011.
The driver of the truck, UFC Hall of Fame Member Matt Hughes, crossed the tracks in front of a train and was hit. "His family is traveling to him now".More news: US, Central American officials meet as Trump signals shift
More details have emerged regarding former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes' tragic accident this morning.
The UFC Twitter account also sent the Hughes family their well-wishes.
UFC spokesman David Lockett said the promotion will respect Hughes' family's privacy and "keep Matt and his family in our prayers".More news: San Francisco UPS shooting leaves 4 dead, including gunman
The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time in Montgomery County, Illinois, when Hughes' pickup truck approached a "railroad grade crossing marked with crossbucks", according to Illinois State Police.
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