Man Struck and Killed by Metra in Tinley Park

A man who was walking southbound on the train tracks early this morning was killed by an outbound Metra train.

Officials have still not identified a man who was struck shortly after midnight by an outbound Metra train making its way through  on the Rock Island line.

An autopsy of the man, who is likely in his 30s, is scheduled for later today, according to the .

The train, No. 231, was the last outbound train on the line, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said Monday morning. The accident occurred at 12:10 a.m., about 30 minutes before the train would have gotten to Joliet. It was delayed about two hours.

Check back in with Tinley Park as this story develops.


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zachary wetzel December 19, 2011 at 07:40 PM
so sad.
zachary wetzel December 20, 2011 at 02:56 PM
any news on who it was?
Carrie Frillman December 20, 2011 at 07:28 PM
Hi Zach. We still don't have an ID. I'm posting an update momentarily to let everyone know that. Thanks for commenting!
Carrie Frillman December 20, 2011 at 08:13 PM
Here's the most up-to-date information I have at the moment: http://patch.com/A-p8Jh


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