Woman hit, killed by Amtrak Train

Lake Forest - A Grayslake woman was rushing to catch her train Thursday evening when she was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in north suburban Lake Forest. Two men standing on the platform were also injured.

About 5:20 p.m., Lake Forest police responded to reports of a person hit by a train at the Metra station in the 900 block of Telegraph Road.

A woman was rushing from the west to east side of the tracks to catch her train when an Amtrak train -- which was not scheduled to stop at the station -- struck her, police said. Two men standing on the east side of the platform were also injured when the woman's body struck them.

The men, ages 42 and 50, were taken to Condell Health Network in Libertyville with minor injuries, police said.

Teresa Spradlin, 43, of Grayslake, was dead on the scene, Lake County Coroner Dr. Richard Keller said. She died from multiple traumatic injuries and her death appears to be accidental, he said.

The Amtrak train had left Chicago heading to Seattle and Portland, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said. None of the 129 passengers or 12 crew members were hurt and all remained on the train.

The train was delayed for nearly four hours while police investigated. Metra trains using the tracks were also diverted.

 

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