Crossings reopen after train derailment in Burlington

Daily Herald report
Updated 11/12/2016 6:38 PM

A truck struck a train about 2 a.m. Saturday in Burlington, causing minor injuries to the driver and derailing four railroad cars, the Kane County sheriff's office said in a news release.

Two railroad crossings on Plank Road and Peplow Road in Burlington reopened later Saturday after Canadian National Railroad personnel cleared the tracks.

The investigation indicates that a 2011 International box truck was traveling east on Plank Road when it failed to stop at a crossing east of Waughon Road in unincorporated Burlington Township and struck the side of a freight train.

The truck, which was empty, struck an empty railcar, causing approximately four empty cars to derail. The crossing had a functioning signal and gate, the news release said.

The driver, David Pye, 46, of the 1200 block of Somerset Drive, Schaumburg, was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb with minor injuries, the statement said. He was issued a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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