Coroner identifies commuter train passenger killed in crash

 Friday, May 13, 2022 


A passenger killed after a commuter train collided with a semi-trailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago has been identified.

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen said Thursday that the collision killed 72-year-old Christina Lopez of Downers Grove.

A spokesman for the Metra system has said the train’s engineer and conductor also were injured in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clarendon Hills.

No one in the truck was hurt. The crash caused the truck to catch fire.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash which halted inbound and outbound rail service near Clarendon Hills.

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