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Freight train hits pedestrian near Geneva

MetraUnion Pacific Corporation

A man died this morning after being hit by a freight train in Geneva, police said.

At 8:45 a.m., Geneva police responded to the area near Randall and Keslinger roads to reports of a pedestrian struck by a train. The victim was found on the tracks in the 2000 block of Gary Lane and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Kane County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Walter H. Hamilton Jr. of St. Charles.

Although the incident did not involve a Metra train, service this morning was interrupted, according to a Metra spokesman.

Eastbound passengers leaving the LaFox and Elburn stations on the Union Pacific West line had to board a bus and leave from the Geneva station. Westbound passengers whose destination was LaFox or Elburn had to finish their commute via bus from the Geneva station, according to Metra officials.

The scene was cleared by about 12:15 p.m. and normal train service resumed, police said.

Earlier this morning, Metra's UP lines experienced delays due to a power outage at Lake Street near the Ogilvie station.

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