Rose Tani, whose son Dan is currently in orbit as an astronaut on the International Space Station, was killed Wednesday when her car was hit by a train near her home in Lombard, Ill., outside Chicago.
Police said Ms. Tani, 90, was trying to drive around a stopped school bus at a railroad crossing when her car was hit by a commuter train. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
NASA said mission control in Houston had told Dan Tani of his mother's death.
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