CHICAGO (STMW) — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra train Wednesday morning in west suburban Downers Grove.
BNSF Train No. 1252, running express from Aurora and scheduled to arrive at Union Station at 8:34 a.m., struck a pedestrian near the Downers Grove Main Street station just after 8 a.m., according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Thomas-Reile.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Shot, Wounded In Calumet Heights; One Suspect Also Shot
The DuPage County coroner’s office confirmed the pedestrian was killed, but did not immediately provide additional information.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Partly Cloudy And Breezy Overnight
Train No. 1252 remains stopped as of 11:15 a.m., according to Metra’s website. Train No. 1264, which was scheduled to leave Aurora at 10:20 a.m., is on the move, running 35-40 minutes late. Extensive delays are expected.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)