CHICAGO (STMW) — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a freight train early Wednesday in south suburban Blue Island.
About 3:30 a.m., a CSX train traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia struck a pedestrian walking on the railroad tracks at 127th Street in Blue Island, according to a statement from a CSX spokesperson.
The pedestrian was killed, according to the statement.
Train traffic in the area was suspended while authorities completed their investigation. Normal operations resumed about 7:15 a.m.
“CSX extends its sympathies to all involved in this morning’s tragic accident in Blue Island,” according to the statement.
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