DOWNERS GROVE - A motorist was killed and trains along Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line to Aurora were delayed Tuesday afternoon after a train struck a vehicle that was being driven on the tracks in Downers Grove, authorities said.
The train, scheduled to arrive in Aurora at 4:56 p.m., struck a car head-on near the Maple Avenue crossing at about 4:30 p.m., Metra spokesman Patrick Waldron said.
Downers Grove Police Deputy Chief Jim Black said a man was behind the wheel of a newer-model Toyota, which was on the tracks for unknown reasons, when it slammed into the train, pinning the driver inside.
The driver, 29, was extricated and taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he was pronounced dead Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Never fails. Someone on my line has to be a complete retarded moron.