A man was struck and killed by a freight train early Friday in north suburban Round Lake.
The incident happened about 2:30 a.m. at Hart Road on Metra's Milwaukee-North Line tracks near the Round Lake deport, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.
The freight train's engineer told Round Lake police he was about 50 feet west of the depot when he saw a bicycle on the tracks, Reile said. Soon afterward he saw a person on the tracks. The engineer threw the emergency brakes on, but it was too late to avoid hitting the person.
The man struck by the train was dead on the scene. He had no identification and investigators from the Lake County Coroner's office were working Friday to identify him, Coroner Artis Yancey said.
The Metra tracks are used by freight trains when no commuter trains are running. The scene was cleared before the morning rush and no Metra service was affected, Reile said.
The coroner's office will conduct an investigation, Yancey said.