Autopsy: Man fatally struck by train in Berwyn committed suicide

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A southwest suburban man who was fatally struck by an equipment train Thursday morning in west suburban Berwyn committed suicide, an autopsy has ruled.

Brian Casey, 38, was struck by an equipment train on Metra’s BNSF tracks near Stanley and Grove avenues in Berwyn at 7:45 a.m., according to Metra officials and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Casey, of the 4200 block of Elmwood Avenue in Stickney, died at the scene, authorities said. An autopsy Friday ruled his death a suicide.

No passengers were on the train. BNSF line trains were halted for more than three hours during the Thursday morning rush as crews cleared the scene.

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