Train Suicide Victim Identified

A Metra train near Pingree Road.

McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz just revealed the name of the 51-year old man who killed himself by stepping in front of a Metra train yesterday near the Pingree Road Station.

He is Crystal Lake resident Marty A. DiFusco.

The copy cat suicide is part of Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano’s legacy, in my opinion.

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An 11:29 AM update from the Crystal Lake Police Department:

“On Thursday, May 27, 2010, at approximately 12:56 PM, the Crystal Lake Police and the Crystal Lake Fire-Rescue Department responded to the area of Pingree Road, approximately 300 feet east of the train crossing, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a train.

“Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered a male body, subsequently identified as Marty Difusco (51) of 1155 North Shore Drive, Crystal Lake, IL. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Train service was interrupted for approximately two hours while the scene was investigated. At this time there is no foul play suspected.

“This case remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Police Department.”

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