Driver Killed in Crash with Amtrak Train While Passing Activated Train Gates in Morton Grove

  • Source: The Cardinal
  • Published: 07/14/2019 04:43 PM

Morton Grove and Niles firefighter/paramedics and Morton Grove and Metra police responded about 12:14 p.m. Sunday July 14, 2019 to a crash involving an Amtrak train and a red Kia Sedona minivan. The Sedona minivan was apparently eastbound on Lincoln Avenue and went around the activated train gates as a southbound Amtrak train was approaching. The Amtrak train passengers aboard the train were traveling from Milwaukee to Chicago’s Union Station when the crash involving the minivan occurred just north of the Morton Grove Metra station. The driver of the Kia Sedona as pronounced dead at the scene, and Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital was notified. The Sedona had severe damage on the driver’s side, as the Sedona was launched at least 240 feet from the location of impact. The Sedona came to rest on Lehigh Avenue, just north of Chestnut Street. The Amtrak train was able to stop before it passed the Morton Grove train station.


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