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Second man killed in Metra crash near Cicero identified

Updated: June 24, 2011 6:32AM



The second of two men fatally struck by a Metra train early Tuesday near west suburban Cicero has been identified. Their deaths have been ruled accidents.

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

One man -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 29-year-old Samuel Marquez, of 1613 S. 55th St. in Cicero -- was dead on the scene, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

A 53-year-old man was also injured and was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he later died, Gaines said.

Marcia L. Escobedo-Garcia, 53, was pronounced dead at Stroger at 3:02 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office, which listed 4235 W. Ogden Ave. as the location of the crash.

Autopsies on Tuesday found the men died of multiple injuries from a train striking a pedestrian and their deaths were ruled accidents, the medical examiner’s office said.

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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