Suburban Man Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train

By Emily Morris on January 27, 2013 10:42am | Updated on January 27, 2013 5:30pm

 A 44-year-old Mundelein man was killed by an Amtrak train Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, as he tried to cross the tracks near the Healey station in Logan Square.
A 44-year-old Mundelein man was killed by an Amtrak train Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, as he tried to cross the tracks near the Healey station in Logan Square.
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CHICAGO — A man was killed after being hit by an Amtrak train in Logan Square on Saturday night, authorities said.

James Springer, 44, of suburban Mundelein, was hit by a train near the intersection of Pulaski Road and Fullerton Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

He was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:51 p.m., the medical examiner's office said.

Amtrak spokeswoman Vernee Graham said Springer was hit by a Chicago-bound train at 8:46 p.m. at the Healey Station pedestrian crossing, 4014 W. Fullerton Ave. The train, on the Hiawatha line that takes runs between Chicago and Milwaukee, was traveling about 79 miles an hour and was delayed for nearly two hours while a new crew was brought in, she said.

She had no information about why Springer was crossing the tracks in front of a train.

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