Person hit, killed by freight train in Glenview

The train struck the person early Wednesday on the Milwaukee District North tracks at the Glenview Metra station.

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A pedestrian was fatally hit by a train April 22, 2020, near the Glenview Metra station.

A pedestrian was fatally hit by a train April 22, 2020, near the Glenview Metra station.

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A person died after being struck by a freight train early Wednesday in north suburban Glenview.

The train hit the person about 1:30 a.m. near Depot Street on the Milwaukee District North tracks at the Glenview Metra station, according to a Metra spokesman.

Police responded and found a male dead at the scene, Glenview police Sgt. Jim Foley said in an email.

The train that struck the person was owned by the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co., according to Watco Companies spokesman Ken Lucht.

The Cook County medial examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but has not ruled on a cause and manner of death.

Metra police are investigating.

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