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UPDATE: Authorities Identify Cary Woman Killed by Train on Saturday

Cary resident Jill Turskey, 35, was struck and killed shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday on the railroad tracks just northwest of the Cary Metra station, authorities said.

 

UPDATED SUNDAY, NOV. 4:

The McHenry County Coroner's office said Jill Turskey, 35, of Cary was the person struck and killed by a Metra train on Saturday evening.

Turskey was struck by an outbound Metra train at about 6:50 p.m. on the tracks northwest of the Cary train station, across from Feinburg Court.

Investigators on Sunday were trying to determine how the collision occurred. Kim Bostic, deputy coroner for the county, said the investigation is on-going.

Turskey was a 1995 graduate of Cary-Grove High School, according to her Facebook page.

 

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED SATURDAY, NOV. 3

A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian in Cary at about 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

The Union Pacifici Northwest Line Train 721 left downtown Chicago at 5:30 p.m. and hit the pedestrian at 6:50 p.m. on the railroad tracks northwest of Cary-Algonquin Road (across from Feinburg Court), shortly after leaving the Cary Metra Station, the Tribune said. 

Metra train service was delayed as the accident was investigated, the story said. 

The accident is the second train-related fatality in McHenry County in the past two weeks.

At about 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, a 61-year-old Prairie Grove man was hit and killed by a Metra train near the Sands Road crossing, just east of Crystal Lake.

McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz told Crystal Lake-Cary Patch that death appeared to be a case of suicide.

Jeff Young November 06, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I was on that train. The rumor on train was that is was kids trying to hop the train. It seems the accident accrued between stations. What would that woman be doing near the tracks between stations? I would like to know how it happened. Jeff Y
Jeff Young November 06, 2012 at 09:36 PM
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Jt November 10, 2012 at 06:34 PM
The Metra train horn could be heard blaring as it was passing by the Industrial complex, just south of where the accident occurred, around 6:45 that evening. I knew something was not right when Police Sirens were heard right after that. The Metra train stayed in place until after 8:30 pm, thus an indication of something serious had occurred. There used to be a tunnel connecting from Hwy 14 underneath the Railroad tracks, to just East of the Industrial Park. That has been blocked off for many years. The only crossing point is all the way East to Cary Algonquin Road underpass. What is a main concern is that you have a residential area just South of the Industrial Park and Fast Food restaurants just North of the tracks, off Rt 14 (NW Hwy). Why has there not been a raised crossing, or pedestrian tunnel put in place to keep something like this from happening? There are “No Trespassing” signs on the South side of the tracks near the Industrial Park, but none can be seen crossing from the North.
Jt November 11, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Cary CSI on scene this morning investigating the location of accident.

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