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Kenneth Cooper, 19, is charged with two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Police said he's implicated himself in two cases in which he allegedly left a stolen car on railroad tracks and then the cars were hit by a Metra train. (Credit: Des Plaines Police)

Man Charged With Abandoning Stolen Cars For Metra Trains To Smash

A 19-year-old Niles man has been charged with leaving two stolen cars on the Metra North Central tracks in Des Plaines, leaving both cars to be destroyed by trains.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Metra Accident

Police: 2 Metra Train Collisions With Abandoned Cars Are Related

Investigators believe two recent collisions between Metra trains and cars left on the tracks at the same Des Plaines crossing are related.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Metra Accident

Metra Train Hits Abandoned Car At Crossing, For Second Time

For the second time in a week, a Metra train hit an abandoned car Monday morning at a minor road crossing in Des Plaines.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011