Man fatally struck by train near Oak Lawn

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A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra train on the SouthWest Service line Thursday evening in southwest suburban Oak Lawn.

Outbound train No. 829 struck the 22-year-old man about 6:20 p.m. near 95th Street and South 51st Avenue, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis and Oak Lawn Fire Chief George Sheets.

“The conductor indicated that he noticed, at the last minute, an individual on the tracks,” Sheets said in a statement. “He attempted to stop, but was unable to do so.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:45 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was identified as Dawid Zalewski of the 10000 block of Cicero Avenue in Oak Lawn.

An autopsy Friday showed he died of multiple injuries from being struck by a train and his death was ruled a suicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

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