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KANE COUNTY | Geneva Teen Dies In Fatal Train Accident


GENEVA–A 17-year-old Geneva girl died May 17 from injuries sustained when she was struck by an eastbound Metra passenger train on the Union Pacific-West line underneath the Route 25 vehicle overpass. Geneva Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene around 6:20 a.m. for a train accident involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, emergency responders located the teen on the railroad tracks. Paramedics administered first-aid measures to the teen, who was unresponsive and not breathing, but could not revive her. The Metra Police Department and Union Pacific Railroad employees arrived to assist Geneva Police with the crash investigation, which closed the tracks for rail traffic for more than two hours in Geneva, LaFox and Elburn. The incident remains under investigation by the Geneva Police Department, Metra, and the Kane County Coroner’s Office. Geneva Police will not be releasing the teen’s name at this time. The Kane County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Wednesday, May 18. Questions should be directed to Geneva Police Deputy Chief Brian Maduzia by calling 630-232-4736 or sending him an email.



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