Metra to pay $11M to families of passengers killed in 2005 derailment

November 12, 2008 9:37:03 AM PST
Metra has agreed to pay $11 million to families of two passengers who were killed in a 2005 derailment.On September 17, 2005, a double-decker five-car Rock Island Metra train derailed, killing 38-year-old Allison Walsh and 22-year-old Jane Cuthbert.

Federal investigators determined that the train's conductor passed through a track switching area near 47th Street at an unsafe speed.

Several cars derailed and one slammed into a steel bridge.

More than 100 other passengers were hurt in that derailment.


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