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Pedestrian killed by train in Des Plaines

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Trains on Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line are running again after lengthy delays this morning caused when a pedestrian was struck and killed about 8:25 a.m. in what Des Plaines police are labeling a suicide.

According to witnesses, the male pedestrian was standing on the center platform near the Pearson Street crossing of the Des Plaines Metra station when he jumped in front of eastbound train 632, Des Plaines Police Chief James Prandini said.


The train, which had departed McHenry at 7:39 a.m., was stopped about 100 minutes before resuming its trip to the Ogilvie Transportation Center. The train behind it, number 636, was delayed about 90 minutes while outbound train 611 fell about 30 minutes behind schedule, Metra officials said.

Metra police are investigating the fatality, Prandini said.

Staff writer Madhu Krishnamurthy contributed to this story.

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