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Woman dead after train headed to Chicago collides with truck

An Amtrak train travelling from St. Louis to Chicago struck and killed a woman in her pickup truck in Hartford, Illinois recently. The 31-year-old train crash victim was pregnant with her second child, said the Coroner’s Office of Madison County, Illinois. Witnesses who saw the truck accident said that the train did not sound its horn and was not able to reach a complete stop until it was about one mile past the intersection. Witnesses were concerned that the train crossing had no signal lights or crossing signs and many had deemed it a hazard for years. Read more about this truck-train collision.