17-year-old girl killed by Metra train in Lemont


(LEMONT) A 17-year-old girl was fatally struck by a Metra train in southwest suburban Lemont Wednesday evening.

The crash happened before 6 p.m. Wednesday on the Heritage Corridor rail line, said Cook County Sheriff’s office spokesperson Sophia Ansari.

Alexa Turner was walking on the train tracks wearing headphones near Main Street in Lemont as the train approached, according to Ansari and the medical examiner’s office. The train tried to stop but the collision was unavoidable.

Turner, of the 4800 block of West Ferdinand Street, was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where she was pronounced at 9:40 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy found she died of multiple blunt force injuries, and her death was ruled an accident.