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PETA honors woman killed on MetroLink track while trying to rescue wild animal

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Sandie Konopelski, 58, was struck on the tracks near North Illinois Street around 8:20 a.m. on April 24. Sandie Konopelski, 58, was struck on the tracks near North Illinois Street around 8:20 a.m. on April 24.

SHILOH, Ill. (KMOV.com) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is honoring the woman who was struck and killed while trying to save an opossum on the MetroLink track in April.

Sandie Konopelski, 58, was struck on the tracks near North Illinois Street around 8:20 a.m. on April 24. Konopelski worked for the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline and was described as a dedicated animal rescue volunteer.

PETA will honor Konopelski by giving her a commemorative leaf on PETA's “Tree of Life” memorial at its headquarters. The leaf's inscription, which was written by her husband, will read, “In Loving Memory of Sandie Konopelski, The Critter Helper.”

PETA also made a donation in her name to the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline.

Konopelski rescued hundreds of animals during her more than 20 years in wildlife rescue.

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