Man fatally hit by frieght train near Metra tracks in Northbrook

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(NORTHBROOK)A man was struck and killed by a freight train Saturday morning in north suburban Northbrook, authorities said.

Michael Waldron, 28, of the 0-100 block of Buttonwood Lane in Northbrook, was hit by a freight train near Metra tracks, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A family member said it was not known exactly where or what time the incident took place, but Waldron’s body was found about 5 a.m. by a Metra conductor near the 2700 block of Shermer Road.

An autopsy Sunday found he died of multiple injuries as a result of the accident and that he had traces of alcohol in his system. His death was ruled an accident.

A Metra spokesman said two trains were delayed after the incident.

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