(PALATINE) A man was fatally struck by a train headed for Chicago Friday night in northwest suburban Palatine.
The 24-year-old man was struck about 9:30 p.m. on Friday night by an inbound Union Pacific/Northwest Line train at Hicks Road, about halfway between the Palatine and Arlington Park stations, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis and Palatine police.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but withheld the man’s identity Sunday evening pending notification of his family.
Trains in both directions were temporarily stopped Friday night.
The following day, a man was killed when an inbound Metra train on the Rock Island District line struck a vehicle Sunday evening in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Inbound train No. 126 struck the vehicle just before 7:14 p.m. near 119th Street, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis.
A man, whose exact age was not known, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Chicago Police and fire officials. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.
Train No. 126 was on the move again as of 8:45 p.m. Outbound train No. 327 scheduled to arrive in Joliet at 8:50 was canceled. Riders will be accommodated by train No. 127, scheduled to arrive in Joliet at 9:50 p.m.