Freight train strikes and kills pedestrian in Riverside, delaying Metra BNSF service

The person was struck by a train around 12:40 p.m. Friday east of the Cowley Road crossing.

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A freight train struck and killed a pedestrian in Riverside Friday afternoon, delaying Metra BNSF trains.

The person was struck by a train around 12:40 p.m. east of the Cowley Road crossing, according to BSNF Railway spokesman Benjamin Wilemon.

The person died from their injuries, Wilemon said in an email.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office said the pedestrian was a 41-year-old man. An autopsy ruled his death a suicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Metra trains began moving past Riverside around 2 p.m., Metra said in an alert.

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