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Mokena Teen killed at Railroad Crossing

A Mokena teen who recently graduated from high school was killed Wednesday night when her car was struck by a Metra train in Tinley Park. Samira Baker, 19, was parked at the tracks at 191st Street, west of LaGrange Road. Witnesses reported her car was inside the lowered gate with the gate resting on the… Read More


Truck Collides with Amtrak Passenger Train, Leave Six Dead

As the Amtrak passenger train went through a crossing in Nevada on June 24, 2011, a semi-tractor trailer truck crashed through it, causing the train to catch fire and leaving six people dead. The California Zephyr train left Chicago and was headed to California at the time of the accident. It is unknown as to… Read More


Train Accident in Braidwood has Victim Airlifted to Hospital

Braidwood was the scene of a train accident when an Eastbound Amtrak passenger train hit a car at a Braidwood railroad crossing that has warning lights and sounds but no gates.  According to the Daily Journal, the victim was crossing the tracks northbound on Division Street when it was struck by the train just after… Read More