A 27-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian-train accident after he was struck in the early morning while walking on the train tracks.
According to Grundy County officials, the accident occurred around 3 a.m. when the man was walking and was struck by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train.
It is unknown why the man was walking on the train tracks at the time of the accident. Officials with BNSF Railway Co. and Coal City police are investigating at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the victim.