One dead, two hurt in train-car crash in south Chicago
One people was killed and two were seriously injured Monday night after a Metra Electric Line train struck a car on Chicago's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
Chicago Fire Department paramedics were called to 71st Street and Merrill Avenue at about 9:52 p.m., police said.
One people was killed on the spot and two others were taken in serious-to-critical condition to local hospital, police said.
There was no immediate information available about the circumstances leading up to the accident, or the genders and ages of the victims.
Metra service was interrupted by the crash, according to the agency's website. One inbound train, scheduled to depart 93rd Street/South Chicago at 10:09 p.m. was terminated, with the next inbound train scheduled to depart at 11:09.
Outbound trains departing Chicago and originally destined for 93rd street did not travel beyond Bryn Mawr Monday night because of what the website termed a "grade crossing accident." Commuters were advised to seek alternate transportation for the remainder of the evening.