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1 dead after Amtrak train hits van in suburban Chicago

MORTON GROVE, Ill. (AP) — The driver of a minivan was killed when an Amtrak train slammed into the vehicle at a suburban Chicago crossing.

Police in Morton Grove say the train carrying 254 passengers was headed to Chicago from Milwaukee on Sunday when it hit the minivan. The driver, who was identified as a male, was the only person in the minivan.

Authorities say there were no injuries reported among the passengers aboard the train.

Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams says railroad personnel are cooperating with local law enforcement investigating the incident.

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