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posted: 8/28/2014 1:01 AM

Man's death on railroad tracks in Des Plaines ruled suicide

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Daily Herald report

The death of a 40-year-old man struck Tuesday afternoon by an outbound Metra train in downtown Des Plaines has been ruled a suicide by the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. The collision occurred at the Des Plaines train depot, where police responded at about 5:10 p.m.

According to witnesses, the man had stepped off the platform in front of the moving train as it came toward the station, police said.

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