Metro-East News

SIU student dies after being hit by train

A 20-year-old man from Chicago was killed by a freight train in Carbondale on Sunday morning.

Carbondale Police told The Southern Illinoisan that Aaron Banez was walking in the area of train tracks early Sunday morning when he was struck by the freight train. The incident happened at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Information about the death can be reported to the Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677.