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updated: 4/16/2013 10:43 AM

Metra trains resume service after pedestrian accident in Des Plaines

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  • Police block cars from crossing the track Tuesday morning along Miner Street just south of the Des Plaines Train Station where a person was hit by a train on Wednesday. The train in the background is not the train that hit the person.

      Police block cars from crossing the track Tuesday morning along Miner Street just south of the Des Plaines Train Station where a person was hit by a train on Wednesday. The train in the background is not the train that hit the person.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
 

Metra trains began moving through downtown Des Plaines shortly before 10 a.m. today after service was stopped for a couple of hours when a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train.

Metra spokesman Tom Miller said inbound and outbound trains 607, 609, 611, 618, 620, 622, 624, 626, 628, and 634 were either delayed or halted near Des Plaines following the accident.

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An inbound train struck a man near the Des Plaines train station on Miner Street about 7:30 a.m., authorities said. The man stepped in front of the train and the death is believed to be a suicide, authorities said.

Roads in the area were blocked, causing major traffic disruptions.

Des Plaines police said they will release more information on the accident later this morning.

Daily Herald staff writer Freida Gad contributed.

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