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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.

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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