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Oswego Man Injured in Alcohol-Fueled Train Stunt: Police

Sep 16, 2014 09:22PM ● By Steven Jack
An Oswego man faces charges after a railroad stunt near Commerce and Light roads in unincorporated Kendall County Tuesday afternoon.

Dean Holmstrom, 27, of the 500 block of Sudbury Circle, Oswego, had gotten off his motorcycle at about 3:40 p.m. before bending down in front of an Amtrak passenger train to place a nickel on the tracks, according to Deputy Bryan Harl with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. 

Moments later the train struck him in the head pushing him back off the tracks, Harl said.

The train with 200 passengers aboard stopped after the incident. However, Harl said he did not know how long the train was delayed nor how fast it was traveling when Holmstrom was struck.

Holmstrom received non-life threatening injuries to his head and was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center, Harl said. He was charged with failure to yield at a grade crossing, trespassing on railroad property and pedestrian under the influence of alcohol, Harl said.