Man killed by train in Roselle

By Kat Zeman | Daily Herald Staff

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An 80-year-old Roselle man died Wednesday morning after his car was hit by a train in Roselle.

An outbound Metra train struck a 1991 Chevrolet Capri that appeared to be parked on the train tracks in downtown Roselle, near Prospect Street, authorities said.

The man was the only occupant in the car, police said. No one on the train was injured.

The train left Union Station in downtown Chicago at 7:58 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at 9:23 a.m. at the Big Timber Road station in Elgin, Metra spokesman Patrick Waldron said.

The crash occurred around 9 a.m., shortly after the train left the Roselle train station on Irving Park Road. The train conductor saw the car and attempted an emergency stop, authorities said.

At least three other trains were delayed for more than two hours due to the crash, Waldron said. Trains were moving again by noon, Waldron said.

The cause of the crash still is under investigation. But all the gates appeared to have been functioning properly, Waldron said.

Shuttle buses were available to passengers between Roselle and Schaumburg, Waldron said.

Authorities did not identify the victim, pending notification of the next of kin.



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