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Metra train hits truck trailer in Clarendon Hills, 1 dead, 4 injured

A spokesman from Metra reported that, in addition to the female passenger on the train who was killed, two more passengers were injured along with a BNSF conductor and an engineer.

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. — A passenger on a Metra train in suburban Chicago was killed and four others were hurt after a commuter train collided with a semi-trailer at a crossing in Clarendon Hills.



The crash occurred at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clarendon Hills, during rush hour traffic.

A spokesman from Metra reported that, in addition to the female passenger on the train who was killed, two more passengers were injured along with a BNSF conductor and an engineer.

The driver of the truck reportedly attempted to get the trailer off the tracks but there was no where for them to go. The driver was able to leap from the truck before the crash and no one in the truck was hurt.

The crash caused the truck to catch fire.

Marissa Parra of CBS Chicago has video of the scene in Clarendon Hills:

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

The line will remain closed until further notice.

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