Death Of Man Killed By Metra Train Ruled Accidental

Updated 2:20 p.m. 4/17/11

CHICAGO (STMW) – An autopsy Sunday determined the death of a man who was killed when a Metra train struck him in south suburban Hazel Crest was accidental.

The man, who is estimated to be in his 60s, was hit by an inbound Metra Electric District train at the Hazel Crest station shortly after midnight, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. The station is located at Park Avenue and 170th Street, according to the Metra website.

An autopsy Sunday determined the still-unidentified man died of multiple injuries when the train struck him and his death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The man was dead on the scene.

The train — the last inbound train of the night — left University Park at 11:40 p.m. The incident delayed service by nearly two hours, Miller said.

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  • vahns

    von ov va vitch!

  • Dan Pianetto

    A train didn’t strike him, he got himself hit by a train. There’s a difference.

    • Matt Matusiak


      • TrainWins

        Exactly! And odds are that he got himself hit on purpose.

  • Stop the gravy train

    I just can’t believe that a man has no chance against a train. It seems every time the train wins. I think our great liberal idiots should get the aclu involved and sue God for the losses at the hands of a train, or should I say the cow catcher of a train. This is becoming an epidemic of suicide by train. Tell everyone that this is impermissible and then stop the gravy train of people giving their relatives other peoples money. The same should be said of suicide by police. Why should all of us have to pay the selfish losers who want to kill themselves.

    • Stop What Gravy Train??

      OKay, good sir, I have no clue what you’re talking about. Are you propsing that poeple A. Kill themselves to give their relatives money B. God is in control of trains and killing people with them or C. we stop funding through tax sucide helplines?? Pretty stupid if you ask me. Although I am a Republican as well, I agree with Swizzle. Why not just laugh at the news story and how it made it sem as though the train wanted to kill the poor man?

  • swizzle

    Why is it that Republicans cannot even comment upon a story like this without resorting to political rants of fantasy?

    The majority of people who recieve welfare are rural Republicans, this is a fact and that fact makes ‘Stop the gravy train’ look like a proper idiot.

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