At least two people were killed today after a Metra Train struck an automobile in Oak Forest, Illinois. The accident occurred around 4:00 p.m.
Details are still forthcoming, but it has been reported that the accident took place after a Rock Island District Metra Train struck an automobile in Oak Forest near the train station and subsequently derailed.
The accident happened at the crossing at 167th Street and Central Avenue when inbound Joliet train No. 420 (Rock Island District Metra) struck the vehicle, according to a Metra spokeswoman.
During the accident the automobile was dragged several hundred feet down the tracks. One of the train’s cars subsequently derailed.
37 trains were delayed as a result of the collision, mostly from downtown Chicago.
Southbound trains resumed on a single track shortly after 6 p.m.
Additional details and photos can be seen in the July 21 NBC5 story titled “Two Dead After Metra Train, Car Collide.”