There has been a fatal train accident today (July 16, 2015) in Lake Forest, Illinois, involving a pedestrian being fatally struck by a freight train.
Details on the accident and its causes appear limited at this time.
The accident happened around 2:00 p.m., near the Lake Forest Metra station at the Lake Forest West train station at 911 South Telegraph Road.
The pedestrian was identified as an 87-year-old man.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 16, 2015 abc7chicago.com article titled “Person struck, killed by train in Lake Forest” and the July 16 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Pedestrian incident near Lake Forest halts Metra trains.”
As seen in posts in the “train accidents” category, there have been numerous fatal accidents in Lake Forest and other Lake County cities involving trains striking pedestrians.
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