A person was hit by a freight train and killed early this morning in west suburban Geneva, police said.
The male victim’s identity was not available immediately, but the Kane County Coroner’s office was sent to the scene, according to police.
At 12:50 a.m. Geneva police were called to the train tracks west of the Geneva train depot at 328 Crescent Pl. after Union Pacific authorities discovered they’d struck the person, police said.
It was originally reported that the conductor of an eastbound Union Pacific freight train struck an unknown object but a following eastbound freight train found it was a person, police said.
The incident is under investigation by the police, the Kane County accident investigation team, Union Pacific police, Metra police, and the Kane County coroner’s office.
The last two outbound Metra trains on the Union Pacific West line were stopped at West Chicago because of the incident, but normal service has resumed, according to Metra's website.
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