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Train Vs. Truck Crash On Touhy Avenue Monday Injures 13

The crash closed Touhy Avenue to traffic for much of Monday as crews made repairs. It finally reopened at about 4:25 p.m.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

UPDATE: The intersection reopened to traffic on Touhy Avenue at about 4:25 p.m. Monday, Metra Spokesman Tim Miller said. He said he did not have information about why the truck was on the tracks at the time the accident occurred, around 6 a.m. Monday. 

Niles Police Sergeant Robert Tornabene said 13 passengers were injured, one with back and neck pain, two with unknown injuries and 10 who declined going to the hospital. Tornabene said from what he learned, the truck driver was among the injured.

No Metra personnel were injured, Miller said.

ORIGINAL STORY

After a truck and train crashed at Touhy and Lehigh Monday morning, the intersection will remain closed to traffic through the evening rush hour as Metra makes repairs, according to Sgt. Robert Tornabene of the Niles Police Department.

Tornabene said Metra is handling the incident and the Niles Police Department is assisting with traffic control and street closures as requested by Metra. 

A Metra spokesperson is checking on conditions; Patch will update as more information becomes available. 

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