Man killed after being struck by Metra train near Libertyville

Updated 7/27/2021 1:27 PM

A man was struck and killed by an outbound Metra train near Libertyville just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Metra officials said the man was standing "on the tracks" when he was struck by the train several minutes after it departed the Libertyville station toward its next stop in Fox Lake.


According to Libertyville police, the man was hit north of Winchester Road, between Milwaukee Avenue and Butterfield Road.

An investigation into the man's death is ongoing and the man's identity has not been disclosed publicly.

The train was stopped for nearly two hours and other train traffic on the line was halted as well for a time, Metra spokeswoman Sylvia Cooper said.

She urged commuters to visit to check the status of trains on the line and other service alerts.

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