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Coroner IDs driver killed after dump truck hit by Metra train, causing partial derailment in Hainesville

The coroner’s office has released the identity of a 41-year-old man killed after his dump truck was struck by a Metra train, causing the train to partially derail Monday in Hainesville. An autopsy performed Tuesday showed Jesus Castrejon, 41, of Wheeling, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle crash, according to […]

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Driver killed, train passenger injured after truck collides with Metra train in Hainesville

One person is dead and another was injured after a dump truck collided with a Metra train, causing the train to partially derail Monday morning in Hainesville. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and other emergency crews responded to the area south of Route 120 and Hainesville Road in Hainesville for a report of […]

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‘Kind, brilliant, ambitious’: Funeral service set for Grayslake teen killed in Oklahoma crash after storm chasing trip

A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday for the 19-year-old Grayslake man who was among three meteorology students killed in a crash in Oklahoma after storm chasing last month. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said that the victims in the incident were Nicholas K. Nair, 20, of Denton, Texas, Gavin A. Short, 19, of Grayslake, and […]

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Motorcyclist dies after suffering severe injuries during crash involving ambulance in Waukegan

A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after a crash involving an ambulance that was transporting a patient to the hospital in Waukegan, authorities said. Waukegan Fire Marshal Todd Zupec said the incident happened around 2:50 p.m. Monday at Lake Street and Genesee Street in Waukegan. A Waukegan Fire Department ambulance was transporting a patient […]