No injuries were reported after an SUV attempting to cross railroad tracks was struck by a Metra train carrying passengers in Grayslake Thursday afternoon.
The Grayslake Police Department, Metra Police Department and Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 3:04 p.m. Thursday to the area of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 607 West Belvidere Road, for a report of a vehicle and train crash.
Grayslake Fire Protection District Battalion Chief David Torkilsen told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the crash involved a small SUV and a Metra train.
Torkilsen said the SUV was struck by the Metra train as the vehicle attempted to cross at the private railroad crossing.
The incident occurred along Echols Drive south of Route 120. The crossing is only controlled by a stop sign and does not have automatic gates.
Two people were initially reported to be inside the vehicle when it was struck, however, fire crews arrived to only find one occupant of the SUV at the scene.
The occupant declined transport to the hospital, Torkilsen said. No workers or passengers on the Metra train reported any injuries.
The Metra train was operating along the Milwaukee District North line inbound to Chicago from Fox Lake.
Metra reported inbound and outbound trains could be operating with extensive delays due to train #2140 striking the vehicle.
Torkilsen said it appeared the incident was accidental and not intentional.
The Metra Police Department is conducting a crash investigation into the cause of the crash.