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    Kane County Coroner Identifies Victim In Geneva Train Death


    A gofundme campaign has been started to help the family with funeral and medical expense


    The Kane County Coroner’s office has identified the person struck and killed by a Metra train in Geneva Tuesday morning.

    According to a press release, the victim was 17-year-old Caitlin Gallagher, a junior at Geneva High School.

    The manner of death is still under investigation.

    A gofundme campaign has been started to raise funds for Ms. Gallagher’s funeral and medical expenses.

    An autopsy was performed on Wednesday and toxicology samples were collected at the time of the autopsy and sent to a forensic laboratory.

    The Kane County Coroner’s Office is cooperating with the Geneva Police Department and Metra Police in the ongoing investigation of this incident.

    According to the coroner, Ms. Gallagher died from injuries sustained when she was struck by an eastbound Metra passenger train on the Union Pacific-West line underneath the Route 25 vehicle overpass Tuesday morning.

    On Tuesday, Geneva Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene around 6:20 a.m. for a train accident involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, emergency responders located the teen on the railroad tracks. Paramedics administered first-aid measures to the teen, who was unresponsive and not breathing, but could not revive her.

    The Metra Police Department and Union Pacific Railroad employees arrived to assist Geneva Police with the crash investigation, which closed the tracks for rail traffic for more than two hours in Geneva, LaFox and Elburn. The incident remains under investigation by the Geneva Police Department, Metra, and the Kane County Coroner’s Office.



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