Metra BNSF train fatally strikes pedestrian in Lisle

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A Metra BNSF train fatally struck a pedestrian in west suburban Lisle on Monday. The incident delayed trains throughout the evening rush.

Inbound train No. 1272 struck a pedestrian just east of the Lisle station just after 4 p.m., Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.

Trains were initially halted in both directions, but as of 5 p.m., trains are able to use one track to get by, but at a reduced speed.

The person struck by the train, a male of unknown age, later died, according to a statement from Lisle police.

Preliminary information indicates the incident was not an accident, “but instead an unfortunate incident of self-harm,” police said.

Riders on the BNSF saw one canceled train and delays of at least 50 minutes Monday evening, but normal service has resumed as of 7:30 p.m., Metra said.

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