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updated: 3/7/2013 11:04 PM

Man killed by train in Westmont

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Daily Herald report

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train Thursday evening in Westmont.

According to a news release from the Westmont police, a white man in his 30s was struck by an eastbound train at the Cass Avenue crossing around 5:45 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:03 p.m.

Authorities did not release the name of the victim because the next of kin had not been notified.

Train service on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line resumed around 6:45 p.m., police said, with vehicular traffic on Cass Avenue detoured until about 8:30 p.m.

Police and the DuPage County coroner's office are investigating.

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