Metra Train Collides With Vehicle, Killing Driver

LAGRANGE, Ill. (STMW) — A Metra train struck a vehicle Friday night in west suburban LaGrange, killing the driver and halting train service on the BNSF Railway line.

BNSF Railway equipment train No. 1282 struck a vehicle near the LaGrange Stone Avenue station about 5:45 p.m., according to Metra’s website.

Metra confirmed to CBS 2 the driver of the vehicle died.

The inbound train was not carrying any passengers and was headed to Chicago, where it would turn around for a scheduled outbound run, Metra spokesman Tom Miller. No injuries were reported to Metra personnel on the train.

Service was disrupted but continued later on a delayed basis, Metra told CBS 2. It wasn’t known if the accident was weather-related.

 (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Jon Brawn

    You have a crime scene? Who gives a hoot if the poooor railroad has to set their 24 days? Tom Sharp you might be the next moron —Their real good at hiding failed, signals, dragging equipment, etc..What a low life you must be!!

    • tom sharp

      Trains don’t “set” moron! You must be from the south where they like to ‘set a spell.’

    • tj

      Apperantly Jon Brawn has been held up at railroad crossings one to many times and hates railroads. I’d like to know where you got all those “so called” facts you just mentioned. Answer: You made them up, and added it in to the rest of the worthless babble in your post.

  • Dan Rakow

    Metra should put more PSA Commercials on both Radio and TV for People be aware of Dangers of Crossing Railroad Grade Crossings.

    • tj

      Yes, Dan that is a good idea. Let’s remind all the dumbing down of America people that a 200 pound person or a 2 ton car is no match for a 200 ton locomotive going 60 miles an hour. After all Metra has tons of money to blow on PSA commercials that won’t be paid attention too by the same people that create these instances. Let me sum up your commercial for you. Red lights flashing, gates down, don’t procede across the crossing. Case closed.

  • Anglo-Saxon

    We’re trying to get our count up for the weekend, another shaved ape bit the dirt
    One down 2 million to go.

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