Skokie man killed by Metra train in Morton Grove was cutting across tracks: police
Updated: August 6, 2012 9:46AM
MORTON GROVE — Metra Police are investigating the death of a 38-year-old Skokie man who was struck and killed by a commuter train Tuesday in Morton Grove.
Danny You, of the 1800 block of West Lee Street in Skokie, was struck by outbound Milwaukee District North Train No. 2141. The train had left downtown at 5:30 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Fox Lake at 7:06 p.m., a Metra spokesman reported.
The spokesman said You was struck at 8300 Lehigh Ave. The accident delayed seven trains between 18 and 80 minutes and forced Metra to cancel three others, the spokesman said.
Morton Grove Police Cmdr. Paul Yaras said You had apparently left one of the factories in the area and walked across the tracks to catch a ride. Yaras said he was not at a crossing and apparently did not see the train coming.
“He cut across the tracks and was struck by a northbound train,” Yaras said.
The Metra spokesman said You was trying to cross about a quarter-mile from the Morton Grove Metra station.