Elgin man struck and killed by train near station

A 52-year-old Elgin man was struck and killed by a Metra train near the Elgin station Monday night, according to police.

The Milwaukee District West Line train struck the man a few blocks north of the Elgin Metra station at 9:20 p.m., said Elgin police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault.

Police said there were two people by the tracks, but only the one man was struck. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Theriault said.

The inbound train was scheduled to arrive at the Elgin station at 9:16 p.m., and remained stopped while Metra police investigated as of about 10:30 p.m.

Train No. 2253, which was set to leave Chicago at 9:40 p.m. and arrive at Big Timber station, the last on the line, at 10:59 p.m. was canceled. The next available outbound train departed Chicago at 10:40 p.m. and will arrive at the Elgin stop at 11:59 p.m.

Service on the line will likely end at Elgin for the remainder of the night, according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile.

No further information was available from police.

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