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Two men killed by Metra train

Updated: June 21, 2011 6:30AM



Two men are dead after they were struck by a Metra train near west suburban Cicero late Monday, bringing BNSF trains to a halt.

The train struck two people about 11:50 p.m. as it neared the west suburban Cicero station, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.

The accident occurred at 4235 W. Ogden Ave., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A 30-year-old man was dead on the scene and a 53-year-old man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition where he later died, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

The medical examiner confirmed the death of the man on the scene and the second man was pronounced dead at Stroger at 3:02 a.m.

Police searched for a third victim but did not find anyone, Gaines said.

The train involved in the crash, No. 1299, was canceled, Gillis said. Train No. 1325, which was traveling behind it, picked up the passengers and was delayed an hour, he said.



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