Officials Identify Glen Ellyn Woman Killed by Metra Train

The DuPage County Coroner's office will not release any additional information at this time.

56-year-old Glen Ellyn resident Lynn Netzel was struck and killed by an outbound Metra train in Glen Ellyn Monday around 1:30 p.m., according to the DuPage County Coroner's Office.

The coroner's office would not state if the incident was an accident or suicide. Initially, after the incident, the Glen Ellyn Police Department said it was a "death investigation."

One of the train's conductors believed the incident was a suicide. According to him, Netzel jumped in front of the train at the last minute "with her hands in the air."

The incident occurred just east of Glen Ellyn's Metra Train Station, along the tracks near the intersection of Crescent and Park Bouelvards. The train was stopped on the tracks for nearly two hours and caused other train delays.   

fhc April 07, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I am struck by how the incidences seem to have increased over the past two years. It is so sad that while the suffering goes on for so many, the minority seem to go on as if the reality for the 99% is of no consequence. No longer are we an empathic society. It is also striking that readers need to be reminded that this woman's family and friends are in pain and will miss her deeply. It's a shame that anyone should need to be reminded of that.
Diane Kafka April 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM
It seems it is more common than unlikely with DuPage Metra Trains. I don't like to think that this an easy way out for someone who is at the end of the road with their life. It is NOT! Think about the results if she did not live. There is HOPE - remember - There is HOPE>
Allison M April 13, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Lynn volunteered with me and she was so incredibly kind and helpful to so many families in need. It's painful to hear that she's no longer with us, but I am happy to say I knew her. She truly made a difference in so many lives and I thank Lynn for all the many stories and times we spent together.
Charlotte Eriksen April 13, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Thank you for sharing that, Allison.
Yvonne Applegate December 30, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Lynn spent a lot of time on my bus commuting to drs appts and work. We did a lot of talking during that time. She always seemed very cheerful no matter what she was going through. We had exchanged phone numbers. I wish she would have called me so we could talk things through. I miss her everyday.


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