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posted: 10/20/2012 7:01 PM

Northwest Line train strikes pedestrian, causes delays

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An outbound Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line train headed for Crystal Lake was stopped Saturday afternoon after it struck and killed a pedestrian near the station.

According to Metra officials, train No. 709, which was scheduled to arrive in Crystal Lake at 2:55 p.m., struck the pedestrian at 3:20 p.m. near the area of Pingree Road just east of the Crystal Lake train station.

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Outbound train No. 711, which was running behind the train that struck the pedestrian and was due into Crystal Lake at 3:55 p.m., also was also delayed.

Inbound train No. 720, due into Chicago at 5:23 p.m., was stopped briefly.

As of 7 p.m. Saturday, Metra Spokesman Tom Miller said all trains are running and close to returning to schedule.

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