Man Killed by Train in Aurora Wednesday Night

Police said the 43-year-old Aurora man was on the tracks just north of Jericho Road at 9:30 Wednesday night.

An Aurora man was killed by a train late Wednesday on the tracks just north of Jericho Road in Aurora, Kane County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler said.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m., Gengler said. The man, whose name has not been released, was 43 years old, and was on the tracks north of Jericho at Terry Avenue, Gengler said. Kane County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death, but foul play is not suspected.

That area of Aurora is in the , and the department responded to the scene.

The Kane County Coroner was on the scene around 11:30 Wednesday night. Jericho Road was closed at Terry Avenue, but Gengler said he expected traffic – both on the road and the train tracks – to open up by 12:30 a.m.

More details are expected Thursday.

Darlene Blair June 28, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I was taking my Mother home as this happened, we saw the train coming towards the crossing at Terry, and the gaurds hadn't dropped yet, on my way home passing gain I saw all the emergency vehicles. Very Sad, My condolences to the family of the man.
Richard R June 28, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I truly hope this was an accident, and not someone who thought, they need to end their time here on earth. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families involved in this tragic event.
Anonymous June 28, 2012 at 08:11 PM
We knew the man very well he was family so sad and heartbraking we cant understand this horrible accident!
Richard R June 29, 2012 at 05:00 AM
If you know the man why have your name as anonymous......Why not do like I have and use first name and last initial. Or something other then Anonymous. And sorry for the family's lose
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