Route 45 in southern Ford County was the scene of a single vehicle accident that left a 53-year-old Paxton woman dead.
Toni Swan was riding with her husband, Dean Swan, in their Ford pick-up truck on Friday night. They were northbound on Route 45 towards Loda when the pick-up truck crossed over the centerline and left the road. The vehicle veered into the Canadian National Railway right of way and crashed into several trees.
According to Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum, Mrs. Swan died of apparent blunt force trauma. Mr. Swan was taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana and later released. Illinois State Police troopers are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Accidents can happen anywhere, take the lives of loved ones in a moment’s notice. If you or some one you know has lost a loved one in a vehicular accident, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 to explore your legal rights. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.
In the early hours of November 3, 20011, a train derailment lead to a fiery scene after the collision of two trains in the area of unincorporated Cook County between Elgin and Bartlett. The derailment has caused the temporary closure of the Milwaukee West Line.
Around 5:30 a.m., twenty-two cars derailed and three began to burn after the collision occurred between two trains on the Canadian National rail lines that are north-south tracks at the point where they cross with the east-west Milwaukee West commuter rail line. One of the trains was a northbound Canadian National freight train.
There were no reported injuries and nor were there any evacuations. The cars that were carrying toxic material of acid and sodium hydroxide (lye) were cleared from the derailment area and did not catch afire. However, the storage sheds for the Milwaukee Commuter line were blocked by the derailment which prevented the cars for east and west bound lines from being dispatched. This is expected to last through Friday as crews clean up the accident site.
Train derailments can cause more than delays in commuter rail lines.
If you or a loved one knows someone who has injuries as a result of a train derailment, call Spiros Law at 815-929-9292 to find out your legal rights. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.