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Transportation Disasters

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  • Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide

    Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide
    An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said. A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
  • Lake Arlington path changes continue in wake of accident

    Lake Arlington path changes continue in wake of accident
    Pedestrians this year will be able to walk in both directions at the popular Lake Arlington path in Arlington Heights, park district officials said. Previously, the inside lane for walkers, runners, strollers, wheelchairs and others who use the path...
  • Arlington Heights accident site called 'worst place to cross the street'

    Arlington Heights accident site called 'worst place to cross the street'
    Kathy Bass was having coffee with her sister at Starbucks in downtown Arlington Heights on a recent Saturday when she witnessed a scary sight. "There was a wave of people rushing outside, and I turned and saw a baby carrier had fallen out of the...
  • LAPD chief in 'disbelief' after another officer is killed on Beverly Hills road

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said he was in "disbelief" when he learned Friday that another of his officers was killed in a crash on the same winding Beverly Hills road where an officer died on duty two months ago. The crashes occurred just 25 yards apart on...
  • 2nd body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash; 1 still missing

    The bodies of two people aboard a hot-air balloon that crashed in central Virginia on Friday night were recovered Saturday morning as crews continued to search a densely wooded area for a third person riding in the balloon when it struck a power line...
  • Huntington Beach crash kills one, injures two; DUI suspected

    A 21-year-old suspected drunk driver was killed and two passengers were injured in Huntington Beach on Friday night when the driver lost control of his speeding vehicle and crashed into a tree, authorities said. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. at the...
  • LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified

    LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified
    The Los Angeles police detective killed Friday when a cement truck crashed into his pickup in Beverly Hills has been identified as a family man who had been with the department for 27 years. Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was assigned to the LAPD’s...
  • Wheaton police reports: Cars stolen with keys inside

    Wheaton police reports: Cars stolen with keys inside
    The following items were taken from police reports: A lawn chair was taken from the fire pit area in a back yard in the 300 block of W. Madison Avenue between 1:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on May 4. A vehicle was ransacked but nothing of value was...
  • Hawaii-bound jetliner turns back, makes emergency landing at LAX

    A United Airlines Boeing 757 bound for Hawaii had to turn back and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport just before noon Saturday after smoke was detected in the cabin. None of the 143 passengers and crew on board United Flight...
  • Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father

    Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father
    Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said. Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
  • Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon

    Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon
    News footage of the fateful day shows Volker Fischer coasting into the finish of the 2013 Boston Marathon, wearing black shirt and shorts, tall black socks and black sunglasses, bib number 19793. As the 61-year-old Highland Park resident crosses the...