Patricia Shemberger Death, Obituary – Authorities have determined that a grandmother and her grandson were the two people who were killed on Sunday when the vehicle in which they were traveling drove through a railroad crossing gate and was struck by a Metra train close to Ingleside. The grandmother was identified as the driver of the vehicle.
Both the woman, who was 75 years old, and the son, who was 13 years old, were from Antioch. Patricia Shemberger and Noah Kucinski both went dead as a direct result of the injuries that they incurred as a direct result of the collision, as stated by the findings that were provided by the office of the Lake County coroner on Monday.
The driver of the car, a 70-year-old man, who the authorities identified on Monday as being Shemberger’s husband and Noah’s grandfather, was taken to the Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, according to the Lake County sheriff’s police. After some time, he was discharged from the hospital.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:10 p.m. on Sunday at the rail crossing that is situated on Wilson Road, which can be found close to the north of Larkin Lane, as stated by the authorities. While waiting for the train to pass, a Lake County sheriff’s officer who was positioned on the other side of the tracks to watch it witnessed the collision.
He had been watching the train from the other side of the tracks. According to the deputy, the driver of the vehicle did not pay attention to the warning signals that were present at the crossing and drove through the gate, putting themselves in the path of an approaching train. The deputy claimed that he did not see the guy driving the car slow down at any point throughout his observation. The investigation into what caused the crash is still ongoing at this time.