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Freight Train Hits, Kills Woman

A woman was killed by a freight train run by Union Pacific in Berwyn, Illinois on Sunday. The woman was reportedly using a walker and was struck by the train, which was using one of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad’s lines. The Burlington railroad’s spokesman said that the accident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Oak Park Avenue crossing in the Chicago suburb. The flashers and gates at the intersection were reportedly working at the time. Police are still investigating the accident, but as of yet, it is not clear if either railroad company is to blame or if any wrongful death lawsuits will be filed on behalf of the deceased woman.

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