Lake Forest High School (Illinois) Student Fatally Struck By Metra Train

Another Lake Forest High School student has been struck and killed by a train; this student is the third student killed by a train in three months.

The student has been identified as Edward Schutt, 18, of Lake Forest, Illinois.

Schutt’s body was discovered Sunday morning near the railroad tracks south of Old Elm Road.  According to Union Pacific, Schutt was hit by the train between 1:30 and 2:30 Sunday morning.

The two other Lake Forest High School students who have been struck and killed by trains in 2012 are William Laskero-Teskoski, 15, who died on February 28 (details seen in the February 29 blog post); and Farid Hussain, 15, who died on January 9.

Additional details, remembrances, and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the March 26 Chicago Tribune article titled “Metra:  Body found near railroad tracks in Lake Forest” as well as the Lake Forest Patch article of March 25 titled “Update:  Teen Struck by Train Identified as son of Lake Forest College President.”


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