Update, 3:22 p.m. Aug. 29:
The DuPage County Coroner has released the name of the 37-year-old man that police said was struck and killed by a freight train Thursday morning.
Darren Schumacher of Wheaton was found laying near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at the Washington Street crossing, according to a statement from the Coroner's Office. The Wheaton police and fire departments were contacted at about 7:43 a.m. Thursday.
Wheaton fire personnel confirmed Schumacher's death at 8:07 a.m. The Coroner's Office was requested to the scene and arrived a short time later, the statement said.
After a scene investigation was completed, Schumacher was taken to the Coroner's Office for additional investigation. No further information will be released at this time until the investigation is completed.
An eastbound freight train on the Union Pacific West Line apparently struck and killed a 37-year-old man in Wheaton on Thursday morning, Wheaton police said in a brief statement.
The collision occurred at about 7:45 a.m. near North Hale Street, where there is no railroad crossing, according to a news release. The man’s body was found soon after on the middle tracks west of Chase Street.
The tracks were closed for an hour for an initial investigation, but were reopened on a delayed schedule, the Suburban Life reports.
The incident is under investigation, Wheaton police said. The man has not been identified.
Patch will post any updates on this incident as they are released.