Metra train hits semi carrying cars on Milwaukee District West Line in Bartlett

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By Carlos Sadovi Tribune reporter  (SOURCE)
5:34 p.m. CDT, October 21, 2013

A semi-truck hauling a load of vehicles was struck by a Metra Milwaukee District West Line train in Bartlett, causing at least one train car to derail and leaving two passengers with minor injuries, officials said.

The accident happened at 3:38 p.m. as the Milwaukee District West Line as the train was inbound and struck the trailer which was on the tracks at a grad crossing, said Meg Reile, a Metra spokeswoman.

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