UPDATE: Authorities: 5 dead after freight train hits van in Illinois 

NOKOMIS, Ill. (AP) — Police say five people in their 70s and 80s have died after a freight train hit the van in which they were riding in central Illinois. State police say the van carrying five passengers was at a rail crossing Wednesday evening on a road near Nokomis when the 79-year-old man driving the van failed to yield to the train. Authorities say the group was returning from an ice cream social.