Woman struck, killed by train is ID'd



September 14, 2007

By Nathaniel Zimmer, Staff writer

The pedestrian struck and killed by a freight train in Harvey on Friday was identified today as a 42-year-old Harvey woman.

Carrie Lawrence, of the 14700 block of Winchester Avenue, was hit about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at 148th Street and Ashland Avenue in Harvey. She was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m. at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Harvey police said.

The intersection was shut down and a Canadian National Railway train was held at the scene for between two and three hours.