Person Struck, Killed by Freight Train

A person was struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train in north suburban Glenview on Sunday evening.

Chull Kwak, 41, was struck by the three-locomotive, 137-car train carrying coal from Wyoming to an electric company in Wisconsin near Cove Lane and Dearlove Road in Glenview at about 6:40 p.m.

Kwak lived next to the tracks, a spokesperson with the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Union Pacific provided peer support for crew members of the train, according to company spokesman Mark Davis.

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