Driver killed, 3 CTA passengers injured when Blue Line train strikes car near Rosemont

 
 
Updated 3/13/2019 8:21 AM
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  • A driver was killed and three CTA passengers were injured on Tuesday night when a car wound up on the Blue Line tracks Tuesday near River Road in Rosemont.

    A driver was killed and three CTA passengers were injured on Tuesday night when a car wound up on the Blue Line tracks Tuesday near River Road in Rosemont. Courtesy of ABC 7

A driver was killed and three others were injured Tuesday night when a car wound up on CTA tracks and was struck by a train near Rosemont on the Blue Line tracks near River Road, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Blue Line service returned to normal Wednesday morning.

Rosemont police Sgt. Joe Balogh said Rosemont firefighters were first on the scene and worked to stabilize the vehicle, which was struck by the train. Balogh said Rosemont's first responders were able to free the driver from the car. He said the driver and three train passengers were injured and were rushed to local hospitals. The driver was later pronounced dead.

Balogh said investigators believe that the car was driving west on Interstate 190 just west of River Road before ending up on the rail line.

"We're not exactly sure how the vehicle crossed onto the tracks," Balogh said late Tuesday.

Balogh said Rosemont authorities turned the scene and the investigation over to Illinois State Police and the CTA.

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