CHICAGO — A truck driver was killed in a crash involving a freight train Monday morning.
The crash happened just before 7 a.m. at Norfolk and Southern rail yard at 350 West Garfield Boulevard on the city’s South Side. According to officials, the freight train struck a semi-truck that was stopped on the tracks.
Fire officials have confirmed the truck driver was killed. The medical examiner has identified him as 29-year-old Delontae Fairman.
Skycam9 captured the recovery effort by emergency crews on the scene.
Norfolk Southern has released the following statement:
Norfolk Southern is aware of an incident involving a truck driver at our 47th street intermodal facility in Chicago this morning. Our thoughts are with their family and colleagues during this difficult time. We are working with first responders at the scene, and will fully investigate the incident.Norfolk Southern
The cause of the deadly crash is under investigation.