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Man flown to hospital with serious injuries after Metra train hits car near Woodstock

A man was flown to the hospital with serious injuries after his car was hit by a Metra train near Woodstock early Saturday morning, fire officials said. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded at 2:05 a.m. Saturday to the railroad crossing on Lily Pond Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a report […]

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Authorities release identities of 13-year-old boy, elderly woman killed after Metra train hits car in Ingleside

Authorities have publicly identified the 13-year-old boy and 75-year-old woman who died after the car they were traveling in drove through a gate and was struck by a Metra train in Ingleside. Autopsies were performed Monday on Noah Kucinski, 13, of Lockport, and Patricia Shemberger, 75, of Antioch, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. […]

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Young teenager, elderly woman killed after Metra train strikes car in Ingleside

A young teenager and an elderly woman were killed and a man was hospitalized after a Metra train struck a car at a crossing in Ingleside Sunday afternoon. The Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:15 p.m. Sunday to Wilson Road and West Larkin Lane in Ingleside. Metra spokesperson […]

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No injuries after freight train hits vehicle that drove around crossing gates near Mundelein

Police cited the driver of a minivan after he tried driving around a railroad crossing gate and his vehicle was struck by a freight train Sunday near Mundelein. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Zurich Fire Department and Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 1:30 p.m. Sunday to Gilmer Road near Indian Creek Road in […]

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Video shows freight train striking car on train tracks in Grayslake; no one injured

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Cell phone video captured the moment a freight train slammed into a broken down car on the train tracks in Grayslake Monday evening. The Grayslake Fire Department and Grayslake Police Department responded around 9:15 p.m. Monday to […]