Dancer hit by Amtrak train when CN crossing lights and gates fail

Katie Lunn

From: CN warning system failed in fatal crossing collision

With no safety gates or lights to warn her, Katie Lunn had no chance as a speeding Amtrak train approached her SUV Friday.

The young Naperville dance teacher died after the train rammed into her vehicle as she headed home after a performance at Governor’s State University.

The Canadian National Railway confirmed Monday that the warning system was not functioning properly at the Stuenkel Road crossing in University Park when the accident occurred. A CN crew had been working at the crossing that day, but officials would not comment on reports they had deactivated the warning system and not turned it back on.

Source: Transportation Communications Newsletter

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