Two killed and three injured in train derailment at Illinois River Railway in Joliet

A train carrying about 200 passengers derailed in Jolio Saturday, injuring two people and destroying a locomotive, police said.

It is not clear why the train struck a locomotives yard in the northern Illinois River Valley, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) west of Chicago.

The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. at the Joliet-Illinois Railroad Museum, said Joliet Police Chief Jeff DeBolt.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and three others were taken to hospitals in Jolion and Joliet.

A train was transporting more than 200 people, DeBord said.

A second person, a passenger on the train, was pronounced unresponsive.

DeBornt said a third person on the passenger train was taken to Joliet, but was later released.

No passengers were injured.

DeBratton said the train’s driver was cooperating with police.

He was expected to be released Sunday evening, according to police.

The train was headed north to Illinois River Junction, where it will turn west and return to Jolio, DeBranson said.

Train traffic resumed after the derailment, Debratton said.