Canadian National Railway is investigating claims that the lights and gates were not working at the railroad crossing in University Park where a train smashed into an SUV Friday killing the driver.
The company released a statement Sunday offering their condolences.
"This incident is a terrible tragedy and our condolences go out to the family and friends of the young woman," said CN spokemen Patrick Waldron. "CN is dedicated to a full investigation of this accident to determine exactly what happened and why. Safety is our highest priority. We have and will continue to do everything within our abilities to ensure our crossings are safe for the public."
Lauren Brown's two teenage daughters were competing in University Park the night Katie Lunn was hit by an Amtrak train.
All Lauren saw once she got over the tracks was a cloud of dust.
Lauren and her daughters were in a long line of cars filled with dancers and their parents leaving the competition Friday night around 9:30.
Lauren's car was the last one to cross the tracks before Katie's.
She says she didn't see the train until she was crossing the second set of tracks. She says by that time the conductor was honking but no lights were going off. The gates were not down.
26-year-old Katie Lunn was a dance instructor at the School of Performing Arts in suburban Naperville. School officials say Lunn had worked at the school for about six years. She was a gifted dancer and teacher, loved by many. Katie often told friends she was living her dream.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times