Railroad will pay $6 million to family of Chicago woman killed at University Park crossing
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First Posted: March 14, 2012 – 4:02 am
CHICAGO — The family of a woman killed at a University Park railroad crossing two years ago will receive $6 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit..
Dance instructor Katie Ann Lunn of Chicago was killed in April 2010 when her vehicle was hit by a high-speed train at a crossing after she left a competition at Governor’s State University.
A lawsuit filed by the family against Illinois Central Railroad Co. claimed the crossing signals had been deactivated earlier that day for maintenance and never turned back on. The railroad admitted liability after seeing video of the crash.