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Staff Report
4:14 pm CDT October 7, 2019

A Montana man was injured on Saturday, Oct. 5 after he was hit by a Metra train in downtown Lake Forest.

Laurens Leffingwell, 76, of the 600 block of Bear Creek Road, Victor, Montana, was heading east on Deerpath Road at the intersection of Western Avenue about 4:20 p.m. when his BMW was hit by Metra train 817 heading north. Witnesses said he tried to go around the gates.