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Touhy Avenue To Remain Shut During Evening Rush Hour

It's closed due a truck-train crash at Lehigh Avenue, near Village Crossing, this morning.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

UPDATE: The intersection reopened to traffic on Touhy Avenue at about 4:25 p.m. Monday, Metra Spokesman Tim Miller said. He said he did not have information about why the truck was on the tracks at the time the accident occurred, around 6 a.m. Monday. 

Niles Police Sergeant Robert Tornabene said 13 passengers were injured, one with back and neck pain, two with unknown injuries and 10 who declined going to the hospital. Tornabene said from what he learned, the truck driver was among the injured.

No Metra personnel were injured, Miller said.

ORIGINAL STORY

After a truck and train crashed at Touhy and Lehigh Monday morning, Touhy Avenue will remain closed to traffic at that intersection through the evening rush hour as Metra makes repairs, according to Sgt. Robert Tornabene of the Niles Police Department.

The intersection is just west of Village Crossing Shopping Center, which has portions in both Skokie and Niles. 

Tornabene said Metra is handling the incident and the Niles Police Department is assisting with traffic control and street closures as requested by Metra. 

A Metra spokesperson is checking on conditions; Patch will update as more information becomes available. 


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