Four elderly people were killed in a van-train collision near Nokomis last night. According to the Illinois State Police, the vehicle collided with a freight train just before 7:00 p.m. The driver is described as a 79-year-old man from Pana, and the passengers, also from Pana, were an 89-year-old man, and three women, ages 77, 87, and 89. The fourth passenger is in critical condition. Names have not been released, pending notification of their families.