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Services Scheduled for Cary Woman Killed by Metra Train

Visitation and funeral services will be held Thursday and Friday for 35-year-old Jill Turskey, who was hit and killed Nov. 3, by a Metra train in Cary.

Visitation and funeral services have been scheduled for Jill Turskey, the 35-year-old Cary woman who was tragically killed Saturday, Nov. 3, when she was hit by a Metra train.

Visitation for the long-time Cary resident and graduate of Cary-Grove High School is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary.

Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cary. Burial will be in Windridge Memorial Park, according to Turskey's obituary notice in the Northwest Herald.

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

Investigators were trying to determine how the collision occurred, said Kim Bostic, deputy coroner for the county.

Turskey, a fitness fanatic, worked as a physical education teacher at Richmond-Burton High School, according to the obituary notice.

She is survived by her parents, Dennis and Virginia Turskey of Cary; three brothers, Brian (Joan) Turskey, Brett (Dana) Turskey and Brad (Sonja) Turskey; nieces and nephews, Grace Turskey, Josh Turskey, Nicholas Turskey, Natalie Turskey, Katelyn Turskey, Kelsy Turskey and Julia Turskey; maternal grandmother, Bernice Trochim; and her godparents, Barb and Tony Tabor, the notice said.

BP November 09, 2012 at 09:12 AM
19. Why railroads are allowed to get off with the train black box , signal black box (if crossing signals are present), and cab video at crossing/pedestrian collisions? 20. Why the fact is hidden that trains kill a few thousand people in 100 million train miles when regular drivers have like ONE death? 21.Why Amtrak passengers aren't required to look at the despicable shape of the crossings before they board the trains? 22.Why train horns aren't blown at private crossings till the last second freezing drivers? 23.Why the railroads track lights can't be at a crossing? 24 .Why railroads need track lights and civilians don't? WAITING FOR OLI/OLI.CA response.
BP November 09, 2012 at 09:12 AM
13. Why the crossings aren't lit up so drivers can see the black rail cars across the tracks at night? 14. Why railroads remove and steal signals we paid for on closed re-worked crossings? 15. Why $$$millions$$$ of the rail safety budget we pay in is wasted on needless reworks at crossings preventing signals where needed? 16. Why the railroad isn't required to de-ice crossings before they roll the trains? 17. Why the railroad isn't required to raise their overpasses so big trucks can get under them? The railroad wants to double stack and our road overpasses are too low---no problem WE PAY MILLIONS. 18. Why drug/alcohol tests aren't done on rail crews at crossing/pedestrian collisions?
BP November 09, 2012 at 09:13 AM
7. Why the crossing surfaces aren't wider where if a vehicle fish tails on slick road and is trapped at the edge of the crossing surface trap? 8. Why the train cabs aren't required to be lit up like a Christmas tree with emergency vehicle light bars? LOOK AND SEE!! 9. Why the front of trains aren't required to have air bags or something to soften impacts? 10. Why trains don't have better braking systems? OLIs message now shows train brakes obviously suck. 11. Why there are no bidding invitations on the obviously overcharged crossing projects the tax-payers pay the railroads for. $10,000 just to get the equipment to the sight. TRUCKED IN. 12. Why trains are allowed to run in the fog?
BP November 09, 2012 at 09:13 AM
Things a REAL railroad Operation Lifesaver (OL) group would ask!!! 1. Why are all OL directors handpuppets of the railroad or government only giving lip service safety messages? 2. Why nothing is ever mentioned by OL that would cost the railroads a penny on the obviously missing safety equipment and track maintenance work? 3. Where are the crossing safety signals for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering at 1,000s of crossings? 4. Where are the track video monitors for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering to get the train stopped IN TIME? 5. Why aren't railroads paying at least half for crossing signals because it's their trains going too fast with no brakes or steering while paying the so-called RR directors millions a year. 6. Why the crossing humps trapping big trucks aren't required to be removed?
Jt November 10, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I heard the Metra train horn 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.

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