Yorkville man killed in Geneva train accident

From Today’s Daily Herald

A 49-year-old Yorkville man was struck and killed by a freight train in Geneva on Friday night.

Alerted to a train accident involving a pedestrian, Geneva Police and the Geneva Fire Department responded at around 8:53 p.m. May 5 to the Union Pacific-West railroad tracks at the Third Street crossing in downtown Geneva, officials said.

Police met with two men who rode with the Yorkville man on a Metra train that stopped in Geneva. Police located the Yorkville man near the tracks off Third Street. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

The man’s name has not been released.

The initial investigation indicated all three men exited the Metra train on the south side of the rail line. Police said their vehicle was parked on the north side of the train tracks.

See the rest of the story in Today’s Daily Herald.