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Pedestrian Killed by Metra Train Was New Lenox Man, 25

Lester P. Farrelly, Jr., died of multiple injuries from being struck by a train, according to the Will County Coroner's office.

Updated Wednesday, 3:46 p.m.

A pedestrian killed Monday after being struck by a Metra train has been identified as a 25-year-old New Lenox man.

Lester P. Farrelly, Jr., died of multiple injuries as a result of being struck by a train, according to a preliminary autopsy by the Will County Coroner's office.

Farrelly was hit by Rock Island Train 402, roughly a half-mile east of Schoolhouse Road shortly before 6 a.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead at 7:13 a.m.

A final cause of death will be determined pending the results of autopsy, toxicology and police reports, according to the Coroner's office.

Metra police are investigating.

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The identity of the pedestrian struck and killed early Monday on Metra's Rock Island Line between the New Lenox and Mokena stations has not yet been released. Metra officials say they don't expect to release any information until Tuesday.

The New Lenox Fire Protection District was called to the scene; however, they are not releasing information about the accident that caused lengthy delays for commuters on the Rock Island Line headed for the LaSalle Street Station.

Original story

Metra officials are reporting that one person was struck and killed Monday by a Rock Island train off Townline Road, Chicago Tribune reports.

One person was struck and killed by a Rock Island Train off Townline Road shortly before 6 a.m. today. Train No. 402, heading into Chicago when it struck the pedestrian. See more information on train delays in the Chicago Tribune.

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John P. Miner April 02, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Waiting for the update on this story. I was on the platform in Mokena. Talking to others as the headlights came around the corner on the tracks headed to Front street... and then never came closer. Later the scene turned eerie as we realized the train we are all staring at wondering if it was going to move forward.. someone has just lost their life.
soozieq April 02, 2013 at 08:39 PM
I wonder if it's someone who gave up hope. So sad, either way. Praying for the family.
Elle April 02, 2013 at 08:54 PM
This is awful. He was such a good guy. I'll miss running in to him. R.I.P.
Erin April 02, 2013 at 08:57 PM
This person has been identified as 25 year old Lester P. Farrelly, Jr. of New Lenox. According to Topix and this site as well - http://www.wjol.com/common/more.php?m=15&r=3&item_id=15381
Teresa April 02, 2013 at 09:52 PM
So sad. Praying for the family.
Patti B April 04, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Lester was an amazing person full of life! Highly intelligent and had the best sense of humorous. His nicknames for those around him will be memorialized. Those of us who where privledged to have been blessed with knowing him will always have a void in our lives! I pray for his parents and brothers he so fondly spoke of! Lester had one of the biggest hearts and I will miss him greatly.
Mary April 07, 2013 at 05:27 PM
My prayers go out to the family and friends of this young man, may he rest in peace.

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