Lake Forest High School Student Fatally Struck By Train In Lake Forest, Illinois

Yesterday, a 15-year-old student from Lake Forest High School (Lake Forest, Illinois) was killed when he was struck by a train. William Laskero-Teskoski, a freshman, was struck by the train near the 1400 block of Western Avenue in Lake Forest. The incident happened at approximately 7:25 a.m., and involved an inbound Metra train. An excerpt …

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Man Killed In Palatine, Illinois When Commuter Train Hits His Car

Today, a fatal accident occurred in Palatine, Illinois when a commuter train collided with a car at a railway crossing. The accident happened at around 7:30 a.m., according to Palatine police. The inbound Metra express train was carrying around 200 passengers, and traveling at 50-75 m.p.h. at the time of impact with the car, according …

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Woman Killed By Metra Train In Vernon Hills Illinois

A woman pedestrian was hit and killed by a Metra train in Vernon Hills yesterday, September 15. Details are limited at this point. The woman has yet to be positively identified, although a tentative identification has been made.  According to Lake County Coroner Art Yancey,  the condition of the woman’s body is making identification more …

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Mount Prospect Illinois Train-Truck Accident Leaves One Dead

On Friday, according to officials, truck driver Kazimierz Karasek was heading northwest on the Northwest Highway and attempted to turn left onto Mount Prospect Road.  Police were told by witnesses that the train crossing gates were down, the warning lights operational and the no-left-turn sign illuminated. As the train went through the intersection headed southeast at an …

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