Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Summit

SHARE Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Summit

A south suburban man was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Summit on Friday morning.

Russell G. Pine, 64, was hit by a train at the Summit Amtrak station near West Hanover Street and South Center Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Pine, of the 11600 block of South Sacramento Street in Merrionette Park, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:06 a.m., authorities said.

An autopsy on Saturday found he died of multiple injuries and his death was ruled an accident.

According to a statement from an Amtrak spokeswoman, Pine was a passenger, but all other questions were referred to Summit police. They could not immediately be reached for more information.

The Latest
The statue is a marble replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta, depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother, Mary, after the crucifixion.
David Wiersma, 68, was arrested in Posen and charged along with Dawn Frankowski in September 2021. He pleaded guilty in late August to misdemeanor parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
The ban regularly results in hundreds of motorists waking up and wondering where their car went.
They were arrested this month in connection with nationwide protests.
Michael O’Brien and Joe Henricksen are back with their weekly discussion of high school basketball.