More information one day later in the Daily Herald
Elgin man struck, killed by Metra train
A 38-year-old Elgin man was struck and killed by a Metra train departing from downtown Elgin early Thursday morning.
Samuel F. Watkins was pronounced dead at 6:20 a.m., nearly an hour after city fire officials were called to the scene.
Updated version of the same story is here
She said the train conductor would not be tested for drugs or alcohol because there is no reason to believe he was under the influence of any substance.
And what about the engineer? Or has yet another misguided reporter confused the two, and an equally misguided proofreader allowed the mistake through?