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The tragic train-truck crash in Clarendon Hills on Wednesday that killed a Metra BNSF passenger also injured four other passengers including the conductor and train engineer. The train struck a slow-moving semitrailer truck when it became stuck behind another vehicle. The truck driver leaped to safety without injuries.
A federal investigation will ultimately identify the cause, but early news reports indicated the train was running on an altered schedule because of an earlier mechanical problem on another train. It was racing to Union Station when the crash occurred.
Railroad crossing accidents commonplace
Sadly, railroad crossing accidents are all too common.

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