Victim Hit By Canadian National Freight Train Identity Released; Memorial in Elk Grove Tonight


Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper released information today regarding a woman that was hit and killed by a Canadian National freight train in Barrington last Thursday August 10, 2017 early morning has been identified as Svetlana Petrovska. Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper said Monday that the death of Petrovska has been ruled a suicide.

The 49-year-old Elk Grove Village woman was hit and killed by a Canadian National freight train in Barrington about 2:38 a.m. on Thursday at the Route 14 train crossing in Barrington, according to a Facebook post from the village of Barrington.

Although the incident was not on the Union Pacific Northwest Line tracks, the Canadian National freight train that was involved was stopped across the Union Pacific Northwest Line intersection and caused major Metra delays during the Thursday morning rush hour.

The suicide occurred almost three weeks after an unidentified woman intentionally walked in front of a Metra passenger train and was killed near Arlington Heights Road and the Union Pacific Northwest Line tracks about 7:45 a.m. Friday July 21, 2017.

Police and firefighter/paramedics were also called about 4:52 p.m. Thursday April 13, 2017 after outbound Metra train No. 627 struck a Woodstock woman near the train station at 13 East Northwest Highway. The Mount Prospect train incident was also ruled a suicide.

Svetlana Petrovska (nee Sidorova), 49, of Elk Grove Village for 15 years, and formerly of Chicago, was born in Stropkov, Slovakia. A memorial visitation will be held Monday, August 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. Interment at Boksa Cemetery in Boksa, Slovakia. For information, 847-640-0566 or

She was the beloved wife of Lubomir Petrovsky; loving mother of Lubomir Petrovsky Jr.; and dear sister of Tana Humenikova. She also leaves many friends and family members back in the Slovak Republic.

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