Man fatally struck by Metra train in Palatine identified

SHARE Man fatally struck by Metra train in Palatine identified

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.

The Latest
The Heat, champions of the Eastern Conference even after getting in as only the No. 8 seed, will take on the Western Conference champion Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The series starts in Denver on Thursday night.
The boy was standing on a sidewalk when someone in a white SUV drove up and an occupant began shooting. He was in good condition at a hospital.
At least one person was injured and many residents and business owners have been displaced. Demolition is expected to begin Tuesday morning, the city says.
The White Sox All-Star reliever allowed two runs and three hits in the Angels’ 6-4 win.