May 13, 2011

A Chicago-bound commuter train struck a truck in the northwest suburb of Mount Prospect Friday morning.

Early news of the accident caused a brief moment of volatility in U.S. financial markets on fears it was related to terrorism.

All train traffic on the northwest Union Pacific line is currently stopped, said Mike Gillis, spokesman for the Metra commuter rail service.

No fatalities were reported as of midmorning.

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