SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Police say one person was killed and several were injured when a train struck a car at a suburban Chicago railway crossing.
Skokie police released a statement Monday saying firefighters extricated two people from the mangled car following the late-morning accident.
Chicago Transit Authority spokesman Jeff Tolman says investigators believe the vehicle drove through a grade crossing before the collision.
Police say one of the car's occupants, a woman, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Evanston St. Francis Hospital spokesman Jim O'Connell says a female passenger in the car was in critical condition and four train passengers were treated for minor injuries.
Police didn't immediately return a call seeking details about the accident.
The crash left service on the rail line suspended.