Chicago youth dies atop Metra train in south suburbs

2014-06-16T09:35:00Z 2014-06-16T22:17:23Z Chicago youth dies atop Metra train in south suburbsLauri Harvey Keagle lauri.keagle@nwi.com, (219) 852-4311 nwitimes.com

UNIVERSITY PARK | A juvenile died Sunday night after apparently climbing on top of a Metra Electric Line train in University Park, officials said.

The Will County Coroner's office reported the juvenile was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m. in the 23300 block of Governor's Highway. 

The identity of the deceased was not released.

Coroner's office investigators reported the juvenile may have received a fatal electric shock on top of the electric line train.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday. A determination of the cause and manner of death are pending the results of the autopsy and investigation by Metra police, coroner's office representatives said.

Meg Reilly, spokeswoman for Metra, said Monday morning University Park police responded to the scene on Metra property first. Metra police are awaiting reports from the University Park Police Department as the investigation continues.

Reilly said at least one other juvenile was with the victim at the time of the fatal electrical shock. 

"We're trying to determine how many people were there at the time as well," Reilly said.

Metra police will have the lead on the investigation once information from University Park police and the coroner's office autopsy is complete, Reilly said.

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