suntimes
HISTORIC 
Weather Updates

Clarendon Hills man killed by train in Des Plaines

Updated: April 17, 2013 8:40AM



DES PLAINES — A Clarendon Hills man was fatally struck by a Metra train Tuesday morning in northwest suburban Des Plaines.

The inbound Metra express train struck John Rogowski, 56, about 7:30 a.m., according to Des Plaines police.

Rogowski, of the 5600 block of Forest Hill Drive in Clarendon Hills, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Rogowski was hit near the station in Des Plaines and trains were stopped for more than two hours, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

Des Plaines police are investigating.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.