Projects and Stories: Death on the Rails: 12-CD-DC-Train-Villa-Park-

A memorial for Kristen Bowen, who was struck and killed by a train as she crossed the tracks walking from her home to this park in Villa Park, Ill. in 2006, sits beside a fence that now stands between the park and the tracks.  Bowen's death was used to rally the support of local residents to put up fences along train tracks in the city.Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

A memorial for Kristen Bowen, who was struck and killed by a train as she crossed the tracks walking from her home to this park in Villa Park, Ill. in 2006, sits beside a fence that now stands between the park and the tracks. Bowen's death was used to rally the support of local residents to put up fences along train tracks in the city.

Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com