Body Discovered by Metra, Apparently Hit by Train on UP-North Line Near Franklin Pl and Western Ave, Lake Forest

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Franklin Place and Western Avenue Lake Forest (Imagery ©2020 Google, TerraMetrics, NOAA, Landsat / Copernicus, Imagery ©2020 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)
Franklin Place and Western Avenue Lake Forest (Imagery ©2020 Google, TerraMetrics, NOAA, Landsat / Copernicus, Imagery ©2020 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020).

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Lake Forest responded about 8:48 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 to a report that a body was found by Metra on the Union Pacific North Line near Franklin Place and Western Avenue near the Robert McClory Bike Path in Lake Forest.

A Metra UP-N crew reported finding a body on the west of the railroad tracks near Franklin Place and Western Avenue. Police were first on the scene by 8:51 a.m. and reported the victim had no pulse.

Initial investigation indicated the victim was hit by a train. Metra police used a drone as part of their investigation. The Lake County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene, and an autopsy is pending.

Metra first indicated there was a problem with the UP-N line on Twitter, announcing that Metra UP-N Train #315 was stopped for “police activity.”

Trains began operating in both directions about 11:12 a.m. but with 15 to 30 minute delays.







Franklin Place and Western Avenue Lake Forest (Imagery ©2020 Google, TerraMetrics, NOAA, Landsat / Copernicus, Imagery ©2020 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)
Franklin Place and Western Avenue Lake Forest (Imagery ©2020 Google, TerraMetrics, NOAA, Landsat / Copernicus, Imagery ©2020 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020).

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