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Investigation of man killed by train in Westmont still ongoing

WESTMONT — The DuPage County Coroner's Office is still investigating the cause of a man killed by a train at the Cass Avenue railroad crossing in Westmont on March 7.

Eric Bennett, 31, of Hickory Hills, was killed after being struck by an eastbound train at about 5:45 p.m. March 7 along the Burlington Northern/ Santa Fe rail line at the Cass Avenue railroad crossing, according to the Westmont Police Department.

Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene at about 6:03 p.m.

A spokesman for the coroner's office said Wednesday that they are still waiting for toxicology and another report to be completed before the investigation is concluded. No other information was availbale at this time.

Police said the Metra commuter train that struck Bennett did not contain any
commuter passengers, and no one on board the train was injured during the incident.

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