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Illinois High School Girl Hit, Killed By Canadian National Train

By October 18, 2011 No Comments

(Peotone, Illinois – October 15, 2011)

A 16-year-old Peotone High School student was struck and killed by a Canadian National Railroad freight train near the 400 block of West Street in Peotone, IL about 10:30 P.M. Saturday night.

Justyna Kmetty was either walking near or crossing the CN tracks when the Memphis, TN-bound train hit and killed her instantly, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office. Because CN officials claimed they were unsure exactly where the accident had occurred, Peotone Police Chief Bill Mort and other authorities were not notified of the tragedy until nearly an hour after its occurrence.