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Will County Coroner's Office IDs 21-year-old struck by train

Sheriff’s officials say no foul play is suspected

The Will County Coroner’s Office has identified the man struck and killed by a train near the 300 block of Patterson Road.

Jordan Korn, 21, of Joliet Township was pronounced dead by the coroner’s office at 4:12 p.m. Sunday.

At 3:14 p.m. Sunday, deputies with the Will County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 300 block of Patterson Road on a report of a pedestrian being struck by a train.

The sheriff’s office described the area of Korn’s death as a crime scene, but also said foul play is not suspected at this time.

City police were on the scene before the arrival of deputies, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

“Members of the Joliet Police Department advised deputies that the Joliet police dispatch center had received a call from a BNSF train conductor to report that a person had been stuck by a train,” the sheriff’s office said in the statement.

“Joliet [firefighters] had responded to the scene and determined that there were no signs of life to the individual struck by the train,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Korn’s cousin Tina Matthews remembered him as a generous man.

“He was a great kid. He would give you the shirt off his back,” said Matthews, who called her cousin’s death a “tragedy.”

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