Fatal Train Accident In Crystal Lake

Fatal McHenry County Train Accident

There was a fatal train accident early Saturday (May 2, 2015) morning in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

According to Metra, an inbound train struck a person at approximately 6:20 a.m. near the Pingree Road station.

According to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, the person struck has been identified as Timothy W. Puckett, 44, of Crystal Lake.

He was pronounced dead at 6:38 a.m.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Train Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this McHenry County train accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 3, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man killed by Metra train in Crystal Lake” as well as the May 3 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Man Hit by Train Identified as Crystal Lake Resident.”

Fatal Train Accident In Woodstock, Illinois

Fatal Train Accident In McHenry County

There was a fatal McHenry County train accident involving a Metra train striking a vehicle in unincorporated Woodstock on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

According to authorities, the accident happened shortly before 5:00 p.m., at the Lily Pond Road railroad crossing.  While this accident is still under investigation, police believe that snow and slippery conditions played a role in the accident.

An excerpt from the February 26, 2015 Northwest Herald article titled “Woodstock teen ID’d as victim of fatal crash with Metra at crossing“:

Woodstock Police Chief Robert Lowen said preliminary investigating indicates the recent snowfall was a major contributor to the crash.

“This is just very tragic … just horrible timing,” Lowen said, adding it appears the teen attempted to brake, but the vehicle instead slid onto the tracks just as the train was coming. “Right now it appears this was an accident related to the icy road conditions.”

The driver of the vehicle was identified by the McHenry County Coroner as Amanda L. Williams, 19, of Woodstock.  She was declared dead at the accident scene.

This accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Train Accident

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal train accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above, as well as the February 26 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead after Metra strikes vehicle in Woodstock.”