Metra train kills man near Downers Grove station

March 19, 2013 1:52:56 PM PDT
For the second time in two days, a pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday by a Metra train in the western suburbs.

Just after 9:30 a.m., a man was fatally struck in the crossing near the Downers Grove Main Street Station by an inbound Burlington North Line train.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a man walked around the crossing gates.

The incident stopped trains in both directions for several hours.

Monday, a 42-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in Hinsdale.