Vehicle struck by Metra UP-Northwest train at Des Plaines

A train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Des Plaines Monday afternoon. (Tim O'Connor and The Journal & Topics Newspapers)
February 17, 2014 3:45:00 PM PST
A Metra train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Des Plaines Monday afternoon.

Train no. 623 on the Union Pacific / Northwest line struck a vehicle shortly after 4 p.m. at the River Road intersection in Des Plaines, Metra spokesperson Meg Reile said.

Trains are now moving through the area at restricted speeds. Metra says UP-Northwest trains are operating 15-65 minutes behind schedule.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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