Man Killed by Freight Train in La Grange Park
A 23-year-old man was struck at the Harding Avenue crossing after walking into the tracks and was killed at the scene, according to La Grange Park police.
La Grange Park police are reporting that a 23-year-old man, a resident of the Village, was killed by a train at the Harding Avenue crossing at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.
The man was Thomas McCallister, of 14 E. Harding Ave, La Grange Park, police said. The site of the accident is six blocks east of McCallister's residence.
An initial report from police stated that McCallister was a passenger in a car with three other occupants that was stopped at the railroad crossing with the gates down.
Witnesses told police that McCallister got out of the car, entered the tracks and was hit by a northbound freight train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy and police are investigating the incident.