A Metra locomotive. | Sun-Times file photo

Man dead after Metra train hits vehicle on NW Side

SHARE Man dead after Metra train hits vehicle on NW Side
SHARE Man dead after Metra train hits vehicle on NW Side

A 51-year-old man was killed when a Metra train on the Union Pacific-Northwest Line struck a vehicle Thursday morning in the Norwood Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, authorities said.

Emergency crews were responded about 7:10 a.m. to reports of a train striking a vehicle near Nagle and Northwest Highway, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Jeff Lyle. Details about the crash were not immediately known.

Inbound train No. 610, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:22 a.m., struck the vehicle, according to a service alert from Metra.

Glen V. Robles, of the 6000 block of West Peterson,was pronounced dead at the scene, Lyle and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsyFriday found he died from multiple injuries suffered when a train struck a vehicle, and his death was ruled an accident.

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