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Oak Lawn man dies after Metra train strikes SUV

(OAK LAWN) Authorities say a suburban Chicago man has died after the SUV he was driving was struck by a Metra SouthWest Service train.

Metra spokesman Tom Miller says the collision occurred about 7:40 a.m. Monday after the SUV was driven around crossing gates at 98th Street and Central Avenue in Oak Lawn. He says all bells and bells and lights at the crossing were functioning.

The SUV driver was pronounced dead at a hospital. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified him as 59-year-old Arthur Hornsby of Oak Lawn.

The crash delayed commuters on the line. Miller says all trains began moving again by 9 a.m.


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