A man was struck and killed Friday night by a Metra train in Naperville, authorities said.
The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m., just east of the Naperville station on the BNSF line near the Columbia Avenue crossing, according to Michael Gillis, a Metra spokesman.
A Naperville Fire Department official confirmed that a male victim had died from injuries.
The victim’s identity or circumstances related to the accident were unknown, and police officials didn’t provide additional details Friday night.
The train involved in the crash, Train No. 1279, left Union Station in Chicago at 5:49 p.m. and was due to arrive in Aurora at 6:40 p.m. All trains were stopped for about an hour during the accident investigation.
Trains began moving slowly on one track by 8 p.m., with some facing delays up to two hours.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.