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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,...
  • Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family

    Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family
    Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say. Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
  • Stevenson High student, parents die in crash

    Stevenson High student, parents die in crash
    A Stevenson High School student and his parents were killed when their car was struck by a vehicle being chased by police in Arizona, officials announced Monday. The Lincolnshire school is mourning the death of Yuki Hirayama, a 16-year-old sophomore,...
  • Vernon Hills girl whose family died in crash expected to recover

    Vernon Hills girl whose family died in crash expected to recover
    A 9-year-old Vernon Hills girl who survived a horrific car crash that killed her family is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Tuesday. Rinka Hirayama was in fair condition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a spokeswoman there said. The...
  • Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies

    Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies
    It was a close call for Iowa deputies who were nearly hit by an airborne pickup truck while they were pulled over investigating a crash, WPTV is reporting. A semi that failed to slow down while approaching the crash scene rear ended a pickup truck and...
  • Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper

    Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper
    An 80-year-old shopper at a CVS in Winter Haven avoided being seriously hurt after a car came crashing through the store Wednesday. According to the Lakeland Ledger, Adrienne Watkins, 80, was shopping Wednesday afternoon when a 2008 Chevrolet Impala...
  • Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion

    Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion
    A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said. UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
  • 2 Killed, 23 Injured in Car Crash at SXSW

    AUSTIN -- Two people were killed and 23 more were injured after a car drove through SXSW festival barricades and struck a crowd of pedestrians early Thursday morning, police said. At a press conference held in front of the crime scene, Austin Chief of...
  • SXSW: Tragedy to Hang Over Film, Music Segments of Austin Fest

    The mood at SXSW will undoubtedly be somewhat somber on Thursday as fest-goers grapple with the news that two people were killed and 23 others injured when a car plowed into a large crowd outside a club hosting one of the fest's music showcases. It was...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed on 5 Freeway near Downey, snarling commute

    Pedestrian struck, killed on 5 Freeway near Downey, snarling commute
    A pedestrian was struck and killed on the northbound 5 Freeway near Downey early Thursday, prompting officials to close three lanes of traffic and clogging the morning commute. The incident occurred south of the Rio Hondo River around 4:15 a.m.,...
  • DUI charges filed after wrong-way driver crashes into truck on Skyway

    DUI charges filed after wrong-way driver crashes into truck on Skyway
    DUI charges have been filed against a woman who drove the wrong way on the Chicago Skyway overnight and collided with a semi,  causing a fuel spill and a hazardous materials response from the Chicago Fire Department, police said. The woman, who was not...