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 coronerís office are investigating.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.