Freight train hits, kills pedestrian Wednesday


Last updated 9/29/2021 at 3:36pm | View PDF

Train crossings in downtown Hinsdale were closed for about 90 minutes Wednesday afternoon as police investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a freight train near the Highland station.

The preliminary investigation points to suicide, according to Hinsdale police.

A Metra alert indicated inbound and outbound trains on the BNSF line might be operating with extensive delays.

More information will be available in next week’s paper.


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