Man fatally struck by Metra train in Palatine identified

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A man who was fatally struck by an outbound Metra train Saturday night in northwest suburban Palatine has been identified.

Union Pacific/Northwest Line train No. 725, scheduled to arrive in Harvard at 10:20 p.m., struck a man about 9:30 p.m. near Colfax Street and Quentin Road, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.

The man walked onto the tracks moments before the train reached him, according to Palatine police.

He has since been identified as 30-year-old Jerome Jenkins of the 600 block of North Deer Run Drive in Palatine, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy ruled his death a suicide.

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