Man hit, killed by freight train in Downers Grove

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A man was fatally struck by a train early Friday in west suburban Downers Grove.

The 28-year-old walked onto the tracks at 2:38 a.m. somewhere between the Main Street and Washington Street railroad crossings in Downers Grove before he was hit by a westbound BNSF freight train, according to a statement from Downers Grove police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name was not released pending notification of his family.

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