HAMMOND, Ind. – A Hammond woman has died more than a week after being ejected from her minivan when it crashed into a train as she tried to beat it across the track, killing two children.
The Cook County medical examiner's office says 32-year-old Edie Bolanos died early Tuesday at Loyola Hospital in suburban Chicago.
Her 11-year-old and 8-year-old daughters were ejected and died from massive internal injuries. Her sons, ages 2 and 13, survived the crash, which happened Sept. 1 at a CSX railroad crossing in Hammond.
Surveillance video shows the minivan racing through a parking lot trying to beat an eastbound freight train through the crossing, only to be hit by a westbound engine and then the eastbound train.