Sunday, October 30, 2011
The woman was killed by an approaching train at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday night.
A woman sitting on the train tracks near the Naperville Metra station was struck and killed by a commuter train late Saturday night, according to the Naperville Police Department. The police were notified of the accident at about 11:40 p.m. The incident occurred about 500 feet from the Loomis Street pedestrian crossing, police said in a news release issued at 2:56 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived at the accident scene, they were told that a woman had been sitting on the tracks as the eastbound train was approaching. Metra commuter traffic was delayed for a short period during the investigation. The woman’s identification was not being released pending identification. On Sept. 30, a 67-year-old man was struck and killed by an approaching …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Andy Adams began teaching at the college in 1970 and taught the classics.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Trains were running again after the incident, which occurred at about 5:23 p.m.
Updated Oct. 2, 9 a.m. A man was struck and killed Friday as a Metra train was making its way into the Naperville station. The accident occurred at about 5:23 p.m. just east of the Naperville station, said Meg Reile, a spokesperson for Metra. A man who was about 500 feet east of the Loomis Street pedestrian crossing walked in front of the approaching westbound train, according to a news release from the Naperville Police Department issued at 7:26 p.m. The train was unable to stop and struck the man. The DuPage County Coroner said in a news release that the man was 67 years old and his most recent address was in the 400 block of North Avenue. Some outbound trains were allowed to run around the incident, but by about 6:20 the train involved …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The man killed Thursday night by a Metra train was identified by the coroner on Friday.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Police said the man stepped onto the tracks as a train was approaching the station.
A man was killed Thursday night after stepping out in front of a Metra train, Naperville police said. The accident occurred at about 6:21 p.m. at the Naperville Metra train station, according to a news release the Naperville Police Department sent out Thursday night. Police responding to the call were told that the man had stepped onto the track as a Westbound Metra train was approaching the station. The train was unable to stop. The man’s identity is not being released pending identification and notification.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friends, who created a Facebook memorial page, say Kaden was hit and killed by a Metra train Friday.
Officials have not identified the name of the pedestrian killed by a Metra train Friday, but friends who set up a Facebook page in his memory say he was Naperville Central High School junior Jonathan Kaden. Friends and fellow students are filling a Facebook page with comments remembering the 17-year-old Kaden. The page, which openly states Kaden was hit by a train Friday, has more than 1,700 likes since it was created on Friday. Kaden would have been a junior at Naperville Central this year. A student affiliated with the Ball State University Summer Journalism Workshops Crossroads internship program contacted Naperville Patch Saturday morning seeking information about the accident. The student said he heard that one of the summer program’s…
Friday, July 29, 2011
Inbound train strikes victim near 5th Avenue Metra Station around 4 p.m.
Updated: July 29, 8 p.m. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hit and killed a pedestrian near the 5th Avenue Metra station, according to Metra. The incident occurred at about 4:15 p.m. Friday and the pedestrian was hit about a quarter-mile east of the station, a Metra official said. Metra has confirmed that the accident was fatal, said spokeswoman Judy Pardonnet. Metra Police were on the scene Friday night, and an official said they could not provide information on the victim or how the accident occurred. An investigation could take some time, said Mike Gillis, a Metra spokesman. Naperville police said they did not have any information to release about the incident at this time. Trains were stopped temporarily, but are running again to …