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Person Identified Killed By Train Near Joliet

One person is dead after being hit by a Metra train near Joliet. Metra says four people were on the bridge over Hickory Creek at Lincoln Highway last night when the train hit at least one of them. The Will County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the deceased individual is 17-year-old Jacob A. Manka of Mokena. Two of the other individuals involved were not harmed but authorities are continuing to look for a fourth individual. It is currently under investigation as to why the four individuals were on the train tracks which led to the accident.

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