Pedestrian hit by train in Geneva identified
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com June 9, 2012 5:14PM
Updated: July 11, 2012 10:32AM
Police have identified a man who was struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train in Geneva early Saturday.
The victim has been identified as Patrick M. Flynn, 40, of the 500 block of Linden Court in Geneva, according to police.
The incident occurred about 12:45 a.m. Saturday and involved a train bound for Chicago from Salt Lake City, Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said Saturday night.
Geneva police were called about six minutes later to the railroad tracks just west of the train station at 328 Crescent Place. Davis said the incident occurred on the tracks between Western Avenue and South Street.
A statement issued by police indicated the conductor of an eastbound train “reported that they had struck an unknown object.” Personnel on board another eastbound Union Pacific freight train, upon hearing that report, “discovered that a person had been struck,” the statement said.
Davis said a representative of the Kane County coroner’s office was en route to the area by 1:03 a.m. Saturday, and the scene was cleared about 5:39 a.m. The incident resulted in delays for between 25 and 30 trains, Davis said.
In addition to Geneva police, Union Pacific police and the coroner’s office, the incident is being investigated by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team, the Geneva police statement said.