Noah Kucinski and Patricia Shemberger Death – Obituary: The 13-year-old boy and 75-year-old lady who perished in the automobile they were riding in that crashed through a gate and was hit by a Metra train in Ingleside have been formally recognized by authorities.
According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, autopsies were carried out on Monday on Patricia Shemberger, 75, of Antioch, and Noah Kucinski, 13, both of Lockport.
According to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek, autopsy findings show that Kucinski and Shemberger perished from collision-related blunt force trauma.
Around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, the Wilson Road and West Larkin Lane in Ingleside received a call, and the Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrived.
According to Metra spokesperson Michael Gillis, outbound Metra train 2603 was operating on the Milwaukee District North Line when it collided with a vehicle.
Just south of the Ingleside Metra station, at the Wilson Road crossing, there was an accident.
In the automobile, there were three people. According to Banek, Shemberger and Kucinski were pronounced dead at the scene.
A sheriff’s deputy who was stopped facing northbound at the tracks, according to Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, saw the collision.
According to an initial inquiry, the Hyundai Elantra’s 70-year-old Antioch driver was going south on Wilson Road.
A westbound train was about to cross the road when the warning lights and gates at the crossing were lowered.
According to Covelli, the Hyundai’s driver did not slow down and sped through the gate, directly into the path of the approaching train.
The driver’s side of the Hyundai was struck by the train.
Shemberger, who was riding in the Hyundai’s back seat, was thrown from the car and was declared dead on the spot.
Kucinski, who was also in the back seat, suffered serious injuries and was declared dead at the spot, according to Covelli.
The male driver was trapped inside the vehicle and needed to be rescued by firefighters.
After that, the driver was taken with non-life-threatening wounds to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
According to Gillis, no one on the train was hurt.
Before the tracks were cleaned on Sunday afternoon, train movement was halted for two to three hours.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team is still helping the Metra Police Department with their investigation of the collision.