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Pedestrian killed by train in Geneva

Updated: June 30, 2013 6:36AM

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train early Tuesday morning in Geneva.

Geneva police responded to the area of Randall Road and Keslinger Road around 8:45 a.m. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was discovered on the railroad tracks in the 2000 block of Gray Lane, just east of Randall Road.

Police said the victim was male, but had not been identified as of Tuesday evening. He had no form of ID on him when he was found, police said.

The train that struck the victim was a Union Pacific freight train carrying coal, Geneva police said. The area where the victim was found is primarily industrial.

“At this point, we are keeping all of our options open, but based on the things we have seen up to this point, it does not appear to be an accident,” Geneva Police Commander Eric Passarelli said.

The Geneva Police Department was assisted by the Geneva Fire Department, the Kane County Coroner’s Office, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Charles Police Department, the Elburn Police Department, the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department and the Metra Police Department in handling the incident.

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