Medical Examiner Rules Friday's Train Death a Suicide

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a Chicago woman whose vehicle was struck by a Metra train on Friday in La Grange, a suicide. La Grange police say they are still investigating.

The Cook Country Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a Chicago woman whose a suicide. 

Maria Hinojosa, 57, of the 3000 block of Keeler Ave. in Chicago, was killed when a Metra train carrying crew members, but no passengers, struck her vehicle while it was stopped on the tracks at the Gilbert Avenue crossing in La Grange at about 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 10.

that the accident was still under investigation and they did not yet know why her car was on the tracks. Police Chief Michael Holub said the car did not appear to be stuck on the tracks, but that the investigation was ongoing. 

"I’m very surprised [the medical examiner's office] has made that determination so quickly," Holub said following last night's village board meeting.

Holub said that given the weather conditions at the time, and that police were still investigating, it was too early to say.

Amy February 22, 2012 at 04:57 AM
I highly doubt this woman commited suicide. She was a very sweet loving happy woman and the police dept needs to dig deeper because this isnt making any sense
Darren McRoy February 22, 2012 at 05:01 AM
We are staying on the police department and will keep everyone updated of any new developments. Thanks for leaving a comment.
Amy February 22, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Thank you it means alot to our family


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