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Jocelyn Morales, 21, killed and man injured in car collision with freight train at Main Street and north 19th Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 8:43am
Accident Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Woman killed in Melrose Park train crash after man drives around railroad gates

A man drove around railroad crossing gates in west suburban Melrose Park Friday morning, investigators said. His car was struck by a freight train and pushed several blocks. His female passenger was killed.

Woman killed in Melrose Park train crash after man drives around gates, investigators say

Jocelynn Morales, 21, of the 300-block of 22nd Avenue in Bellwood, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:51 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Loved Ones Mourn 21-Year-Old Killed After Train Strikes Car

Jocelynn spent Thursday decorating her family's Christmas tree--and planned to finish on Friday. The missing star on top-- now a small reminder of her family's tremendous loss.     

  

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Jocelyn Morales

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