Man fatally struck by train on Far South Side


- A 28-year-old Chicago man was struck by a freight train and killed early this morning in the Mount Greenwood community on the Far South Side.

"Right now it looks like an accident," police Detective Dave Fietko said.

The man was found dead along the train tracks near 107th Street and Sacramento Avenue, police spokeswoman Robin Mohr said. He reportedly lives a couple of blocks from where he was found.

Police were notified of the incident about 4:20 a.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

A spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said the office was notified of a man fatally struck by a train and the victim was pronounced dead at 8:05 a.m. at the Stein Institute.

The man was reportedly walking with two dogs, the medical examiner's spokesman said.

Note: Police identified the victim as Jonathon Siwek of Chicago, but the medical examiner's office said family has not yet been notified as of 11:25 a.m.

Sun-Times News Group Wire -- Chicago Sun-Times 2006