Reverend Sister Udochukwo Odoemena, 68, struck and killed by train in Highwood, IL

Modified Date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:30pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Nun Fatally Struck By Metra Train in North Suburbs

Odoemena, a Sister with the Daughters of the Divine Lord Order, lived in the Convent at St. James School. She is originally from Nigeria, where she had been a teacher and principal, and came to the United States in 2008.
Odoemena was escorting another nun to the train station at about 8:00am. Her companion successfully crossed the tracks as a train was approaching, but when Odoemena tried to cross, she was struck. After being taken to a local hospital, Odoemena was pronounced dead.
People Involved: 
Udochukwo Odoemena


May her gentle soul rest in the lord.

may her soul rest in peace

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