Woman Dead, Man Hurt After Amtrak Crash
CHICAGO (CBS/WBBM) — A 20-year-old woman is dead, and a man is in critical condition, after the car they were in went around train gates, and was struck by an Amtrak train on the city’s South Side.
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Amtrak train No. 50 en route to New York had just left Union Station just before 6 p.m. Thursday, with 245 passengers on board. The train was delayed at 97th Street and Eggleston Avenue, when witnesses say a car went around the downed crossing gates at 6:55 p.m.
The woman, identified as Patrice Robinson, 20, of the 9900 block of South Perry Avenue, died at the hospital. She was pronounced dead at 7:29 p.m. Thursday.
The train remained on the scene for at least two hours after the incident.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.