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Police continue to investigate fatal train accident

Police are continuing to investigate a train accident that occurred Saturday night in Peotone.

According to the Peotone Police Department, the accident occurred at the Canadian National Railroad track at 10:30 p.m. The details of the fatal accident are unclear at this time, but a 16-year-old was pronounced dead as a result.

The freight line was en route to Memphis when the accident occurred and the service was stopped for over three hours while emergency crews cleared the scene and police investigated.

Our deepest condolences are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.