BLUE ISLAND, Ill. (STMW) – A man is dead after being struck by a train in south suburban Blue Island Saturday morning.

The unidentified 57-year-old man was dead on the scene at Chatham Street and Thornton Road, according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The spokesman said they were notified about 4:30 a.m. of the death.

A Blue Island police supervisor could not be reached for comment.

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