A car was struck by a train on Wednesday (September 2, 2015) in Wilmington. The car’s driver died as a result of accident injuries from the collision.
According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the accident happened at North 1st Street and Railroad Street. The accident happened shortly before 10 p.m.
The driver was identified as Steven. D. Harden II, 34, of Wilmington. He was pronounced dead after being taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
An excerpt from the September 3, 2015 Daily Southtown (Chicago Tribune) article titled “Man killed when car struck by Amtrak train at crossing in Wilmington“:
According to the release, a witness told authorities that Harden appeared to ignore the warning signals while attempting to beat the train through the crossing and never applied his brakes.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown article mentioned above, as well as the September 7 CBS Chicago article titled “Man Fatally Struck By Train In Wilmington.”