La Grange police are not giving out much information this morning about an accident near Stone Avenue Station when a Metra work train struck a vehicle at the Gilbert Avenue Crossing just before 6 p.m. on Friday night.
Police did confirm this morning that the victim was a woman in her 50s from Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting the victim's name is Maria Hinojosa, and that she was killed when the train struck her vehicle. She was pronounced dead on the scene by the Cook County Medical Examiners Office at about 6:30 p.m.
Police are still investigating why her vehicle was on the tracks. Metra officials said yesterday that the train would have been going at top speed when it struck the car—about 60 mph.
No passengers were on the train when the accident occurred, and Metra said no personel on the train were injured in the accident.
The accident caused numerous cancelations and hour an a half long delays for riders on trains traveling in both directions last night.
We'll update readers with more information as it becomes available, which La Grange police indicated would be on Monday.
The Chicago Tribune is citing authorities who say a woman in her 50s was killed in an accident tonight when a Metra work train struck a vehicle near Stone Avenue Station.
One person has been killed in an accident near Stone Avenue Station in La Grange tonight.
A Metra train headed toward Chicago struck a vehicle near the station around 6:30 p.m. The Chicago Tribune is reporting the person killed was either in or around the vehicle when it was struck. The train was traveling at nearly 60 mph when it hit the vehicle.
Trains are still stopped around Stone Avenue Station, with hour-long delays still expected.
Police have not yet issued any information about the victim.
Metra trains running to and from Chicago were stopped this evening near Stone Avenue station because of an accident involving a train and a vehicle, La Grange Police said.
According to the Chicago Tribune, no passengers were on the train, only crew members.
The delay is unknown at this time, but trains are not operating past Stone Avenue station.
Check back for updates as we get more information.