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3 Killed in Train-Car Collision

Monday evening, a car filled with the driver and 2 passengers drove around a railroad warning gate and was struck by the crossing freight train. The train, traveling from Chicago, Illinois, hit the Ford Taurus in the early evening at a crossing which has gates, lights, and flashers. After ignoring both the warning gate and lights, as well as the train’s horn, the driver drove onto the tracks resulting in the accident in which the car was pushed approximately 175 feet. The passengers were ejected, but the driver became trapped in the car; all three died from the automobile accident. The crew of the train were uninjured. The families of the two passengers may have a wrongful death claim against the driver for negligently crossing the warning gates. Read more here.