Pedestrian hit, killed by Metra train in Tinley Park
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE November 15, 2013 6:58AM
Updated: November 15, 2013 12:58PM
A person was hit and killed by a Metra train in southwest suburban Tinley Park Friday morning, delaying Rock Island District trains in both directions.
The incident occurred about 5:55 a.m. near the 80th Avenue station in Tinley Park, involving inbound train No. 402, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 6:40 a.m., Metra spokeswoman Meg Riley said.
The man who was killed had been a teacher at Memorial School in Tinley Park for nine years, according to a statement from Community Consolidated School District 146. The district said it is offering grief counseling to students and staff at the school.
Train No. 404, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:03 a.m., was operating 27 to 33 minutes behind schedule, according to a service alert on Metra’s website. Train No. 406, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:27 a.m., was operating 15 to 20 minutes behind schedule. Trains were originally halted in both directions for about 45 minutes after the pedestrian was hit.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality Friday morning.