(STMW) – A bicyclist who fell on train tracks in northwest suburban Elgin died after being hit by a freight train early Saturday, the Courier-News is reporting.
Emergency crews responded to call of someone hit by a train at 12:35 a.m. near the National Street Metra station on Hendee Street, according to a statement from Elgin police.READ MORE: Crews Working To Open Valve Believed To Be Cause Of Dixmoor's Weeklong Water Woes
The bicycist apparently had fallen while riding across the tracks and was hit by a freight train, police said.READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $16.7 Billion Budget Plan On Track For Approval Next Week After Second Key Committee Vote
The Kane County Coroner’s office confirmed the death but the bicyclists name, age and gender were withheld Saturday afternoon pending notification of family members.
National Street was shut down for several hours early Saturday to traffic between State Street and Grove Avenue, as were the Highland Avenue and Chicago Street train crossings as officials investigated.MORE NEWS: Chicago Department Of Public Health To Begin Offering Free Pfizer And Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots Next Week
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