Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra train in Lisle

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A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra train Tuesday night in west suburban Lisle.

BNSF Train No. 1293, which was scheduled to arrive in Aurora at 10:02 p.m., struck the pedestrian near Lisle at 9:26 p.m., according to Metra and the DuPage County coroner’s office.

The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office. An examination into the preliminary cause of death revealed massive traumatic injuries. Toxicology test results were pending.

Additional details were not provided as Metra, the Lisle Police Department and the coroner’s office investigate.

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