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Victim in train crash was dance teacher

April 17, 2010 8:32:58 PM PDT
Officials have identified the woman who was killed when an Amtrak train struck her vehicle near Chicago as 26-year-old Iowa native Katie Lunn.Lunn was a dance instructor at the School of Performing Arts in suburban Naperville. She was pronounced dead around 11 p.m. Friday.

Lunn was returning to her Chicago home from a dance competition when her SUV was struck by an Amtrak train in University Park before 10 p.m.

About 155 passengers were aboard the train.

School officials say Lunn had worked at the school for about six years and issued a statement saying it would continue offering the classes that Lunn taught to honor her memory and spirit.

Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron says the crash is being investigated. The company owns tracks in the area of the crash.

The Will County Coroner says an autopsy will be conducted at a later date.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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