Woman killed after Metra train hits vehicle near Jefferson Park

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CHICAGO – A woman was killed this afternoon after the car she was in was struck by a Metra train.

The 25-year-old female driver went around the gates at the 5700 North Nagle crossing that borders the Rosedale Park and  Norwood Park neighborhoods.

Metra and fire department officials say the driver died at the scene.

Service in both directions was stopped for a couple hours as crash reconstruction investigators worked the scene.

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