5-year-old girl among three killed in Metra train-vehicle crash

CHICAGO  New particulars proceed to emerge following Sunday’s deadly Metra train-vehicle crash in East Beverly on Chicago’s Far South Side.  

The practice crash claimed the lives of two adults and one youngster.

A 5-year-old girl killed in the crash was recognized as Essence Ransberry. A 38-year-old girl, believed to be Essence’s mom, was recognized as Joneisha Ransberry. The different grownup in the car might have been a cousin of Joneisha Ransberry. His identify has not but been formally launched.

Yellow police tape remained at 107th and Vincennes Avenue someday after the pressure of a practice pushed the car about half a mile all the way down to 103rd Street. The entrance cab of the practice derailed on account of affect.  

At the time of the crash, 41 passengers have been on the practice. Three passengers suffered minor accidents. The practice’s engineer and conductor additionally suffered minor accidents in the crash.  

Upon affect, passengers advised WGN there was a number of confusion as a number of tried to determine what was happening.  

“I couldn’t tell at the time if someone had hit the emergency brake or someone had been hit. It just happened so fast to even think about really what was going on, and then you saw debris coming past the windows,” mentioned passenger Jamie Smith. “I overhead people being like ‘I think we hit a car, I think we hit a car.’”

A Metra spokesperson mentioned Sunday that footage from practice collision would should be downloaded, processed and reviewed as a part of their investigation.


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