Metra BNSF train fatally strikes man in La Grange

Metra first announced the delays about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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Metra ridership is slowly increasing after a major decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trains were stopped Feb. 23, 2021, after a train struck a pedestrian alone the BNSF railway near LeGrange Road.

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Metra BNSF service was stopped at LaGrange Road after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Tuesday morning.

The collision happened about 7 a.m. in the western suburb, according to an alert from the transit agency.

Inbound and outbound trains were not passing LaGrange Road. Trains were still traveling between Brookfield and Union Station.

The Cook County medical examiner confirmed a 52-year-old man died in the incident near Kensington and Hillgrove Avenue. An autopsy ruled his death a suicide.

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