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Downers Grove Illinois Fatal Train/Pedestrian Accident

A fatal train/pedestrian accident occurred yesterday in Downers Grove, Illinois.

The accident occurred on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line to Aurora.

According to Downers Grove police officials, preliminary information indicates that a woman was walking south on Main Street at approximately 6:58 p.m. She walked around lowered railroad crossing gates and behind a stopped eastbound train. At that point, she was fatally struck by a commuter train that was traveling westbound on the center tracks.


Officials are investigating the accident.

Additional information and possible updates can be found in various media sources including the November 9 Chicago Tribune story titled “Fatal pedestrian incident delays westbound Metra trains.”

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