Pedestrian killed by Metra train in B...

Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Barrington

There are 19 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 14, 2007, titled Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Barrington. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A pedestrian was struck and killed about 5 p.m. Wednesday by an eastbound commuter train at the Hillside Avenue crossing in Barrington, police said.

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Fenton, MO

#2 Nov 15, 2007
i think that this is a cool website to be on thats my comment you sould keep it open to other people.
JD Marzec

Lake Zurich, IL

#3 Nov 15, 2007
I was shocked this morning when I heard the news of what happened to my friend Kevin Conway. He shall be remembered in the hearts of his family and friends.
Kevin, I only knew you since 7th grade but you were the best. You always made me laugh whenever we talked. You always had the best and funnest ideas for drama class. You brightened my day whenever I was feeling down. Mr. Fitz's class was made hilarious by you being there.
I will always remember you Kevin.
See you in another life buddy.

Sharon, PA

#4 Nov 16, 2007
The boy was Kevin Conway. He was 16 years old. He was my little sister's boyfriend. They grew up together and went to elementary school together. She is heartbroken, as I'm certain his parents are. He left his home after an argument with his parents and was walking on the train tracks. He saw a train coming and jumped to the other track where he was hit. How he did not see the other approaching train is unknown, but perhaps his foot got stuck in the track and he was unable to free himself in time. Kevin, I may have met you before, and I may not have, but my prayers are with you and my sister. She loves you and when you meet on the other side, I pray you will find peace and happiness together.
Davinder Batra

Wauconda, IL

#5 Nov 16, 2007
My son Akash is really missing him and is remembering his great sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
genna brierton

Villa Park, IL

#6 Nov 16, 2007
he's my cousin.
i love him so much
more than anything
our families in shock
and it never should have happened to him.

United States

#7 Nov 17, 2007
This was an awful tragedy and a complete accident. Kevin was my friend and the happiest kid i ever met. Walking down the school hallways wont be the same anymore not seeing you smiling and sometimes dancing. It'll just be a void we'll all have to go through. If anyone wants to pay their respects to kevin and his family, you can visit a memorial me and a couple other close friends constucted near wera he was hit on route 14. R.I.P. buddy, MOURN' YA TILL WE JOIN YA

Hanover Park, IL

#8 Nov 19, 2007
Kevin, was one of my good friends.
he didint deserve this, as no one should have ever in the first place.

Im afraid of trains now,
this kidhas really impacted my life, and oh y god, i dont think ive ever missed some one so much.
Another Mom

Oak Lawn, IL

#9 Nov 20, 2007
This tragedy has hit our town hard. While I didn't know Kevin, my son was in some of his classes and Kevin's older sister is a good friend of my older son. Kids, no matter what happened to Kevin, know he is in a wonderful place now, making everyone else laugh. More importantly, please understand that a fight with your parents shouldn't turn out this way. We (as parents)are trying as hard as we can to point you in the right direction despite what you may feel. While we don't know it all, we have certainly been in your shoes before. You will understand where we were coming from when you are parents yourselves. For Kevin, learn to tell your parents you love them, each and every day. Ask them to say it back to you if they don't do so immediately. If you hear this often enough, you will see things you struggle with more clearly. Say it to your friends and your siblings too. We all need to hear it.
My heart is with all of the kids this has effected, as well as Kevin's family.
Barrington Family

Chicago, IL

#10 Nov 21, 2007
Our hearts break for Kevin's family, relatives and friends. No one knows what really happened, and that isn't what should be talked about. What should be talked about is how the family can be helped during this time and to remember the good times that were spent with Kevin. He is at peace in Heaven and will one day be reunited with all those he loved and who loved him. As a parent who has lost a young child, the pain is indescribable and eternal. Right now life is a blur and it will be for a long time. Try to remember the good & feel blessed for every moment shared with Kevin. We'll pray for you all.

United States

#11 Feb 3, 2008
it has been two months since that awful night when a metra train took the life of our beloved friend Kevin Conway, and yet his name can still be heard ringing through the hallways. Whether it be, "oh Kevin would have loved this" , or "hey, remember when kevin..." only these claims are no longer spoken through broken voices, but through rejoice. Though sorrow, grievance, and mourn are still present in our hearts, the memories of our dearest friend reign supreme and bring laughter as we trade stories. As a final statement and signoff to you Kevin, your closest friends would like to say that too many words went unsaid to you while you graced this earth and selfishly we took your friendship for granted. Love you pal

Chicago, IL

#13 Apr 28, 2008
i know mike cecela did the same thing...he got hit by a train in hoffman estates after an argument with his parents...
this is a horrible tradgedy and i feel horrible.. i wish i could have gotten to know them more
Neighbor-close friend

Paso Robles, CA

#14 Apr 28, 2008
they were both great kids. i knew both like brothers. aha. kevin a little more along the lines of best friends. but.. anyway. today was a day of pain and hurt through out BHS. i spent most of my day in the girls bathroom sobbing because i couldnt help but think.. both of my close friends, same incident. why? i love them both. and we all need to remember.. love everyone like youll never see them again. you never know whats going to happen.
friend of mike

Cary, IL

#15 Jul 24, 2008
its been almost 3 months since mikey left us. i was looking through my year book form middleschool and saw his name scribbled after a short note. he was the kind of kid that could always make you smile and at the same time get on your nerves. in the 10 years i went to school with him he never had his own pencil and he was always chewing gum that he had to write sentances for chewing. he got stuck in a little kids swing and the fireman had to cut the swing to get him out. mike was amazing and will always be loved and remembered for his carefree personality. he lived for today and not for tommarow. thanks mike for being in my life.

i also would like to add that there has been a bench placed in memory of kevin conway in front of BHS. both were great kids and we will all get our chance to see them again. everyday that goes by is one day closer to the nextday we can see them again. God bless the families.

North Royalton, OH

#16 Jan 26, 2009
I recently read all of your emails and couldn't imagine going through what you all are. My heart goes out all of you and your family's. I pass his "In memory of" everyday. God Bless you all and be safe. Never let an argument go without being talked about don't take life for granted. Love all.

Elk Grove Village, IL

#17 Aug 18, 2010
Another student commited suicide in Barrington. Hit by a train. This is the FOURTH suicide in 2 years. He was a senor and school starts in 6 days!! The tragity must come to an end

Janesville, WI

#18 Nov 16, 2010
we all miss ya, kev. nothing is the same since you left. :(

Wheeling, IL

#19 Jun 3, 2011
RDS wrote:
This was an awful tragedy and a complete accident. Kevin was my friend and the happiest kid i ever met. Walking down the school hallways wont be the same anymore not seeing you smiling and sometimes dancing. It'll just be a void we'll all have to go through. If anyone wants to pay their respects to kevin and his family, you can visit a memorial me and a couple other close friends constucted near wera he was hit on route 14. R.I.P. buddy, MOURN' YA TILL WE JOIN YA

where is his memorial? brian

Orlando, FL

#20 Jun 4, 2011
What a tragedy.

Quincy, IL

#21 Feb 15, 2012
this happened right in my neighborhood. i saw it 5 min after i left the house....

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