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Freight train strikes, kills Beecher man in Crete

64-year-old found Thursday night

Shaw Media file photo
Shaw Media file photo

A 64-year-old Beecher man was killed Thursday after a freight train hit him in Crete.

Stephen N. Markobrad was pronounced dead about 5:45 p.m. on the railroad tracks about 360 feet south of Elms Court Lane in Crete, according to a news release from the Will County Coroner’s Office.

Markobrad was a pedestrian that a freight train struck, a coroner’s office official stated.

Crete police and the CSX railroad police are investigating the incident. An autopsy would be performed Friday.

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