Metra Train vs Car Crash on Union Pacific Northwest Line Near US 12/14 and River Road

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Des Plaines police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:40 PM Friday to a train vs. car crash at the Union Pacific Northwest Line and River Road in Des Plaines near US Route 14 and River Road, just east of downtown Des Plaines. River Road was closed for at least 60 minutes.

The incident involved a stalled car on the south tracks at River Road and Route 14. All occupants got out of the vehicle before it was struck.

Service Advisory from Metra …

Trains #654 and 639 to arrive Chicago at 6:23pm and Barrington at 6:17pm are stopped due to a grade crossing incident near Des Plaines. Duration of the delay may be up to 45-60 minutes. We will provide updated information as it is available.

Trains traveling to Harvard and Crystal Lake and Chicago will be stopped near Des Plaines due to a grade crossing incident. Trains may incur delays of up to 60 minutes. We will continue to provide updated information as it is available. The following trains will be stopped: #637 to arrive Crystal Lake at 6:30pm; #641 to arrive Harvard at 6:46pm; #645 to arrive Barrington at 6:36pm and #647 to arrive Harvard at 7:19pm.
(Posted:01/25/2013 05:42 PM)

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