submit a death
Benson Krause (29) committed suicide by crashing his vehicle into a train
Suicide - Other
Published: Jan 30, 2008 @ 9:34 AM
Benson Krause (29)
Jan 22, 2008
Downers Grove, IL
view their profile
Benson Krause, 29, was killed when the car he was driving on Metra railroad tracks was struck by a train Tuesday evening in west suburban Downers Grove. A preliminary police investigation indicated he deliberately drove his 2007 Toyota onto the tracks east of Maple Avenue in order for it to be hit by the train
Krause was pronounced dead at 5:01 p.m.
Tuesday at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, the DuPage County Coroner's office said. The autopsy showed he died of multiple traumatic injuries stemming from the crash. Downers Grove police Deputy Chief Jim Black confirmed the victim was the driver.
Metra's Burlington Northern Sante Fe train No. 1243 was westbound from Chicago to Aurora when it was involved in a grade-crossing accident about 4:30 p.m., according to Metra spokesman Patrick Waldron. The DuPage County Coroner's office said the crash happened where the tracks intersect Fairview Avenue.
The crash happened about 250 feet east of the Maple Avenue intersection. Witnesses saw the late-model Toyota car driving east on the tracks before it was struck by the westbound train, Black said.
No suicide note was found in the wreckage or at the man's home, Black said. Laboratory toxicological testing results are pending. No one else was injured in the incident, which caused delays on the line at the height of the evening rush hour and affected tens of thousands of commuters.
Motorist Who Drove Into Path of Metra Train Identified; Appears to Be Suicide
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Allyson Klein (23) died after a ten-year battle with cancer
Binghamton: Allyson E. Klein, 23, of Binghamton, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at her home after a 10-year battle with cancer.
Daniel Pohl (23) was electrocuted while hanging a banner for a football game
A worker who was electrocuted while hanging a banner for an upcoming charity football game at a south Orange County high school has been identified as a 23-year-old Apple Valley man, authorities said Friday.
Sgt. Thomas Spitzer (23) died while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan
Marine Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer Died June 25, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Damian McManus (51) and his son Evan (18) died from exposure after they went for a hike
The bodies of a Minnesota father and son were finally found this week near a Mount Evans-area campground, but many questions about what happened still remain and authorities admit some may never be answered.
American Harry Devert's (32) remains were found in plastic bags in Mexico
Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com