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Intoxicated driver arrested after Metra train hits his vehicle in North Chicago, officials say

An accused drunk driver was arrested after his car got stuck on the railroad tracks and a Metra train, which was occupied with passengers, struck the car in North Chicago Friday evening. The incident happened just after 9 p.m. Friday at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Sheridan Road in North Chicago. Metra train 370 […]

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Worker hospitalized after freight train hits forklift, causing it to roll over near Lake Bluff

A railroad employee was transported to the hospital after a freight train crashed into the forklift the employee was operating Tuesday afternoon near Lake Bluff, police said. The Libertyville Fire Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1 p.m. Tuesday to the 28500 block of North Arcadia Road in unincorporated Lake Bluff. Lake County […]

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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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Roads reopened in downtown Barrington after train-truck crash

A freight train struck a tractor-trailer truck Tuesday morning in northwest suburban Barrington, shutting down train and vehicle traffic in downtown Barrington. The crash occurred at around 8:40 a.m. after the semi-truck’s back end was partially on the railroad tracks on Route 59 near James Street as the truck was heading southbound. A freight train […]