Man killed when Amtrak train strikes vehicle near Lemont

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LEMONT, Ill. — A 63-year-old man was killed Wednesday when the vehicle he was in was struck by an Amtrak train in Lemont.

According to Cook County officials, the man was in his vehicle in the 11200 block of Boyer Street around 9:30 a.m.  He was part of a survey crew working near the private crossing when the train struck his pickup truck.

Officials said the man is from Winfield.  His identity has not yet been released.

The Amtrak train was traveling from St. Louis to Chicago. There were 140 passengers on board.  No one on board the train was injured.

Cook County’s Sheriff’s Police are investigating.


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